Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Winter arrives in my garden!

Well, I promised a garden update, and with the snow falling and the temperatures dipping below zero, here it is!

In the past month I managed to get most of the garden weeded and raked clean (apart from around the strawberries & onions). I also managed to get straw mulch around the strawberry plants, garlic, and onions, and leaf mulch around the raspberry plants. Last week we got a couple inches of short-lived snow, then warm temps and some sunny days melted the snow off.

I had a couple days to wonder if I should try to get into the garden and get the last of the weeding done where the carrots had come out between the strawberries and the onions, then this weekend we got a serious dump of snow, and then yesterday we had a bit more, and temperatures started to drop. At the moment we are 7 below and dropping, so temperatures are well below freezing, and this will be it for gardening for the year!

I was able to get down to the garden on the weekend shortly after the snow stopped falling to get some dirt (under the snow the ground hadn't yet frozen, which was great), and I also scraped a bit of sand up, for potting things up over the winter.

I'll try and post some pictures soon of the snowy scenes that awaited when the snow stopped on the weekend, should be a good task for this coming weekend! Have a happy Thanksgiving!

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