Out with the old garden, in with the new
The last of the summer garden veggies have been harvested and now all that’s left is cleanup and preparation for the fall garden. It doesn’t carry quite the same excitement and anticipation as preparing for a spring garden, but it runs a close second, particularly because this summer has been on the difficult side, with too much rain, then too little. I’m looking forward to spending time in the garden without sweltering temperatures, a million bugs, and fewer weeds.
The fall garden is going to be much smaller than the spring one, so today I focused on clearing just that portion of the garden area. I pulled up spent tomato and pepper plants and the stakes that supported them, along with tough weeds that insist on spreading no matter how many times I pull them up.
After spreading some beautiful black compost over the area, we fired up the tiller and turned over the ground, mixing the compost in. The ground is ready for cabbage and squash plants that I bought, along with seeds of lettuce, spinach, and beets.
Can’t wait to see how it turns out.
What are you planting in your fall garden?