This tomato didn't make it. I wish I would have picked these before the big freeze.
Of course, it will now be about 70* for the rest of the week so at least I've have great weather for working outside.
We have plenty of kale. All now conveniently bug free.
My primary goals for this week are to take off all the dead vegetation and start planning the beds for next year. Gardening means that you believe in the future - you are always working with the intention of improving the soil for the next season.
I don't over-think rotational planting, but I do appreciate the strategies involved. I try to do all my planning early and use my favorite resources. The problem with doing all your planning over the winter or in early spring is that, despite all your notes and pictures, you forget what went where. So I'm getting a handle on it now.
This fall I'm also going to try and do more work to add structure to my main grow garden. I'll be working on putting in paths that make sense.... and doing everything that I can to improve the soil.
There will be a lot of lime application this fall. I also want to make sure I take up all the leaves from our maples and use them as mulch. I say this every year but this time I really mean it.
For the first time I really feel like I have a good handle on the grow gardens. Much of my time has been trying to carve out useful sections of land, get them cleared, and ready for production. I wish I had more time and better conditions for cover crops .... but we still don't have any rain in the forecast and I think I missed my opportunity. Slowly but surely - that's kind of how things go around here.
Happy Tuesday everyone! What is your fall garden strategy? Are you getting your gardens cleaned up?