Gardening requires lots of water~most of it in the form of perspiration.~Lon Erickson
So, I got a start. It will take several days to pull up everything and move it to the compost heap. Then time to dig in the fertilizer and compost, layer everything with newspaper and seal with black plastic. The earth worms will have a cozy place to keep plowing all winter long.
I had a wonderful garden this year. Gardeners are never satisfied though and I will enjoy those long dark evenings in January and February when I stroll through the stacks of nursery catalogs that will come my way. Already I have a new plan in place to cut down weeds, grow my fall décor and have more roses. In the meantime though we will enjoy the pickles and the sweet potatoes….the first ones I’ve ever grown.
Can’t be too sad yet, there are still plenty of hours to spend in the garden before the snow flies and I can call it a job well done.