Today's Quote

“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Garden Tip of the Day-Prepare for Spring

Spring is such a huge time and loaded with work. Sometimes it is overwhelming just to get the garden ready. Take the time now to do as much as you can so that in the spring, there is less to do to get the beds ready. Add compost, mulch pathways heavily, mulch beds not in use, make fence repairs, put trellises in place for next season, etc. If you can do it now then do so and then you will save yourself some headache next spring. Blessings, Kat


living from glory to glory said...

Hi Kat, I was just saying lets get the green house and garden really cleaned out well, so come spring we don't have to deal with all the dead stuff:)
Very windy in the plains today,
Snow on the greenhorn last night>
Blessings, Roxy

Missy said...

We had one of our very best gardens this year. It took several years to get the soil so nice. Then we sold our farm and moved to a farm that hasn't been cared for in years! We now have to start from scratch. :( The grass and weeds are thick. I don't think we'll have time to even till it this fall and I would really like to do that but there's so many things on my husbands plate including getting running water from our spring and building a barn that I just don't see it happening. Maybe I can fence it and put my sow in there for the winter. She'd probably do a good job tilling!

Kat said...

Roxy, it will be well worth the work.

Missy, definitely put that sow in there. She will have it cleaned up in no time. Don't till it only exposes dormant seeds to light and makes them sprout. Tilling only triggers more weeds issues and causes a never ending cycle. Your sow will eat those seeds and root systems. Just don't leave her in so long that she compacts the soil. In the spring bring in tons of compost and put it down at least 6 inches thick. Or check out my posts on biodynamic gardening. Blessings, Kat