Neighbours talking over the garden gate has long been a tradition. They share gardening tips, complain about the weather and pests yet are ever eager to discuss their gardens. That is what I had in mind when creating this blog. So stop by my garden gate to find out the latest happenings in my garden.

Happy Gardening!

Garden Gnome
"All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child." ~ Madame Marie Curie"

Monday, October 18, 2010

Waiting on First Hard Frost

We still haven't had our first frost so things are still trickling in from the garden.  I don't clean out the garden beds until after first frost which kills off the plants making clean out a bit easier.  Leaving the plants also protects the soil a bit from erosion.  Many of the farmers here have gone to leaving the stubble in the fields rather than plow the field under for the same reason.  The stubble also helps reduce drifting snow.

I brought a couple more tomato clippings indoors.  I may dig up one of the California Wonder pepper plants to bring indoors as well.  I have a pot of onions that I will likely bring indoors too.  Our house is on the market again but I'm making garden plans here just in case as well as garden plans for our vacation home.  We have a house in mind that if we sell which is iffy because the market has softened we'd like to buy.  It has a good sized yard for gardening as well.  So once again gardening plans are up in the air but still going forward and the nice thing about plans is they can always be changed.

Happy Gardening!

Garden Gnome

1 comment:

  1. Good luck! Housing markets are bad everywhere.


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