As far as first days of fall go, today was a pretty great day in the garden. A beautiful morning (and a well-timed baby nap) provided the opportunity to capture a some long-overdue garden updates and harvest tomatoes before a soaking
On at least a few occasions here, I have confessed my tendency to put off any and all end of season garden clean up until the last possible minute. With so much time and effort put into the garden, I always feel
I was really, really hoping that I had a few more weeks before I had to finish up this post, but unfortunately for many here in Minnesota, the potential to see our first frost in the next day or two
Well, we’ve had a pretty good run this fall, but with the “s” word starting to make it’s way into the forecast again, it’s definitely time to get serious about preparing the garden for winter. I always struggle with getting
Two hard frosts in one week means reality is really starting to set in for this gardener. I have an ambitious list of things to do yet to get the garden ready for winter, so I guess I better
This fall has been a gardener’s dream: warm, sunny days, soaking rains, and frost-free nights. If there was a way for Mother Nature to make up for late spring snowstorms, this is the best we could have hoped for.
These past few weeks all of the various forces in my life converged into a perfect storm of projects, deadlines, travel, tomatoes, celebrations, and very little sleep. But, thankfully, by this time tomorrow, I will be home and ready to
Yesterday I started the process of cleaning out the gardens. There are a few things that are still hanging on: some broccoli that is going to seed, the brussels sprouts that never “sprouted,” and a few radishes here and there.
The garden season came to a somewhat unceremonious end last week. Unlike last year, when I took an entire afternoon to carefully pick the last of the tomatoes, plant by plant, sorting tomatoes and meticulously cleaning up the garden from