We’re in the depths of winter now, and while this is happening outside…
It is far too cold and dreary to be doing anything outside this time of year, so I’m taking care of inside stuff. Here are a few things that can be done now in preparation for the coming season:
Our warm season is now over, which means it’s time to put our garden to bed for the winter. At this point, we could continue growing cold season crops (broccoli, spinach, kale, etc) with the help of row covers or cold frames, but I’ve decided not to grow any this season.
The air is turning crisp, days are getting shorter, and the garden is entering a new season. With less daylight, the plants are slowing their growth, and veggies are taking longer to ripen.
Life is good in the August garden. Months of hard work are paying off with a bountiful harvest, and there is almost no work to be done. I don’t even water any more.
We’re in the heart of the growing season, and boy are things growing! The garden is overflowing, thanks to our preparations and Mother Nature’s help — she’s been delivering regular rain and long days of sunlight, so the crops are bountiful.
June is a big month in the garden — this is when our mid-season crops really start to take off. We’ve gone from sprouts to hardy blooming plants, beginning to produce fruit and getting close to harvest.
We are in a transition period in our gardening season — the early season crops are just about done, and we’ve made room for the mid-season crops. We’ve eaten the last of our spinach, broccoli, cauliflower and lettuces, and now we’re anticipating tomatoes, peppers, squash and green beans.
I am lucky to be working with one of my favorite people on her garden this season — my mom! Bonnie has experience growing her own veggies — tomatoes, squash, okra — but it was years ago, and so she was feeling a bit uncertain about how to get her garden going again.
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