Preparing for winter
Andrea Bellamy |

Today, a milestone. The first of many mornings with ice on the windshield. Joy.

In the garden, winter preparations are well underway. The bulbs are planted, the beds are tidied. It may be too late to plant a cover crop (also known as green manure) but according to Garden Organic, where you’ll find a good month-by-month checklist, “whenever and wherever possible, you shouldn’t leave soil bare overwinter as wind and rain will leach valuable nutrients from the soil, and weeds may thrive.”

Hmm. I guess I should get on that mulching thing. Good thing I’ve got loads of gorgeous leafmold ready.



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