Thursday, October 25, 2012

Putting the garden to bed.

We recently spent an afternoon in the garden cleaning things up, pulling out spent plants and weeding.  We've pulled our supports out to store for the winter, and have gotten rid of anything that's not in good enough shape to use again next year.  We still have a bit of work left to do, such as spreading fresh pine needles in the walk ways, finishing up some weeding, and pulling out what's left of plants that are still currently producing, but the vast majority of the work is done.

In addition to cleaning out the garden areas, fall is also a good time to update your garden notebook with information about how well plants produced, or any additional problems you may have faced during the year.  While we're pulling our hair out over some particular difficulty, we all think we'll remember the problem(s) that we faced, but by next year, things won't be as clear.  It's much better to jot anything down now that you may have forgotten to put in earlier in the year.

So now's the time to hop on out there, get things all cleaned out, written down and ready for next year.

I've linked this post with the Farm Girl Friday Blog Fest.

I've also linked with the Homestead Barn Hop.

And with the Backyard Farming Connection Hop.

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  1. I love your newish blog design. I have nothing new to add to a garden notebook. This year was a bust. Maybe next year.

    1. You're not the only one with gardening woes this year. I'm hoping I have more positive things to add to next year's.

  2. Hello! I’m stopping in to invite you to join us at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    I hope to see you there!
    The Chicken Chick