Thursday, October 8, 2015

Fall Garden Tour


A look around the stuff still growing in my garden. A few things have frozen, but I am still picking, pulling, or digging things for every meal. I haven't had to buy veggies for months now. And with all the greens I've frozen, beets and cabbage I've pickled, and stuff that I canned, as well as the stuff that I still have to dig such as lots of potatoes, carrots, beets, onions and garlic, I shouldn't need to buy much for a while either. 

Now I just need to get the rest of the stuff out and then add all my compost from the last year, a truckload of horse manure from a neighbor, and then till all that plus the hay that's been on there for the year in. This should help loosen up the soil here that's still a little heavy on clay. And then I can mulch it all under a bunch more hay and just plant through that in the spring.

 I hope to never till it again after that, just keep adding mulch on top and planting through that. This should help reduce the amount of watering I need to do and continually enrich the soil. Already, every time I dig up something I turn up handfuls of earthworms. This spring when I planted things, I only saw two in the whole garden. 

Overall, I am very happy with the production for a first year garden, in a never worked location, on top of a hill that's a boulder pile, with no irrigation, and in a zone three location. And busy making plans for next spring!





4 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your great success with the garden. Cheers, Ardith

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  2. So happy to hear about your total success with your garden! You've really put a lot of hard work in it since the beginning. Just love the photo of the Blood Moon that you posted. Thank you again for all that you share. Looks like you are having a great time with your friends. Brin

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    1. You are most welcome, and thank you. I am very happy with my garden but hope for it to be better yet next year!

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