We had some wonderful successes in the garden this year and made some dreadful mistakes. It is all a learning curve and every year we should be able to make better decisions based on what grew well for us the prior year, what we like and what not to grow too much of.
I have started to clean up the garden, preparing beds to overwinter, planting next years garlic, feeding the soils with nutrient rich compost. Next Spring I will not be digging any new beds, I hope our garden next year will be far superior to this year. Isn't that part of being a gardener, always optimistic, always planning.
|Such beauty in the dying|
|Never have I seen the wild apple trees bearing as much fruit as this year|
Seeing this yesterday makes pesticide free garden worthwhile. Ms.Mantis is heavy with eggs and next Spring we should have a new family of Pray Mantis in the veggie patch helping us to keep those annoying insect pests under control.