Fall clean up
Its always a bitter sweet time of the year. The trees are just in the beginning of changing colors, the fall decorations are coming out, the garden is nearing an end. Everyone is looking back on the successes and lessons learned from the garden.
What is everyone doing right now to get ready for winter and what are some of your successes and disappointments of the year.
I have cleaned out all of the corn and made bundles to share with the neighbors for decorations. All of the squash vines have been torn up and ready to be disposed of.
Slowly I am removing the spent tomato and pepper plants.
Pumpkins are picked. Hoping the last planting of radishes and spinach will perform. I have straw ready to lay down on the asparagus and strawberries. Slowly its all being put to bed for the winter.
I was really excited with my pumpkins. It was the first year and they did well. I only planted 3 plants and harvested 8 large pumpkins. One plant died from squash borer.
I was disappointed in my tomatoes. I planted them a little too close and failed to stake them properly and ended up with a jungle. I got a good harvest, but will do things different next year.