The summer garden was great, especially the tomatoes!
Now, as winter approaches, we have put to bed some of the plots. They have been covered with cardboard and weighted down so that the soil can rest in preparation for next spring’s plantings. The cardboard will decompose and enrich the soil while keeping the weeds at bay. The cardboard/paper should be several (4-6) inches deep…so, save your old newspapers/magazines and layer them on…before March 1st and we’ll need the rain to make this system really work.
Gardens One, Two and Three have been planted with winter crops — peas, chard, kales, broccoli, lettuces–that will provide good eating while we wait for spring. Garden Three has beans climbing up their string supports. What a great job on the construction! And in the Greenhouses we have….?????
Here are some beautiful peas using the garden umbrella skeleton for support. They look really robust and healthy.
The apples Also were delicious this year. We didn’t get to the pressing, though. Well, there’s always next year. For some reason, no one got to these beauties high in the tree.