Tuesday, October 01, 2013
It's pretty much time to put the garden to bed. Already pulled up and gone to the compost: tomato plants and cucumbers. You can see some of the wooden poles and sticks that were used to help prop up the tomato cages, leaning against the foreground box now. Two of the beds are ready to be turned. Then the winter rye will be planted, to help replenish the soil.
The green tomatoes are boxed. They'll be taken to the basement, eaxh individually wrapped in newspaper, and should ripen normally.
One of the last things growing (aside from all of the sweet potatoes, that will be harvested in a month): a couple of green peppers.
So ... we're on the precipice of what the Almanac says will be a cold and snowy winter. Time for more wood! Here's a slice of my exciting life: the delivery of stovewood, ready to be split, this past Saturday: