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
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
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
This quickly snapped picture doesn’t really do justice to the way the sun was lighting up our little maple tree this morning, or the way the entire backyard was perfectly still and sugarcoated after the first frost.
When the National Weather Service issued the freeze warning for early this morning, I just about cried. My big garden, it seems, is just really getting going, my raspberries are loaded with an outstanding fall crop, my fall vegetable plantings are