Yesterday I posted about the bulbs going in, but we have been working hard on the clean up of the Garden, too. We still have a lot to do (I add things to the list every time I sit down), but we have been making a pretty good effort. Some things could wait until Spring, but it's just so much easier to do it now, especially since Spring is always busy with WEEDS!!!
Here is a bit more of what has been going on.
|This little row of kale is going to be heavily mulched with leaves (just to see what happens).|
|As are these carrots. Again, just to see what happens. There have been many times where a carrot was left behind, under some leaves, and pulled up healthy as ever in the Spring.|
|I am EXTREMELY happy with how well all of my little clearance Japanese anemones are doing. They have doubled their size since I brought them home.|
|Out in the Berry Patch I started staking the raspberries.|
|Using plain old wire I secured it around the sturdy posts.|
|I haven't even begun to tackle this tangle of blackberries and golden raspberries. Ugh.|
|Turning around, I saw that someone already decided to EAT one of the blueberry bushes! I can't get their burlap coats on fast enough. I think we will definitely need to fence in the Berry Patch/Cutting Garden next year. What a headache.|
|On a happier note, some of the poppies I "weeded" out of the Cutting Garden and shoved in the ground are making an appearance. Yet another "wait and see".|
|And the cold can't stop the fresh herbs! More parsley (to freeze) and fresh dill (already growing from seeds dropped by this Spring/Summer's crop).|