Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Putting The Garden to Bed

Winter is on the way and it's time to put the garden to bed. After weeding each bed, I covered the ground with grass trimmings to help keep the weeds down.

Then I cover each bed with a screen to keep the cats out.

Every bed is done with the exception of the parsnips. I remember dad digging parsnips out of the garden with a couple of feet of snow on the ground, so I left them in.

The Five Leaf Grape Ivy is heavy with fruit.

And the Mountain Ash is also heavy with berries. I'm afraid it's going to be a heavier than normal winter.

We had lettuce, carrots, parsnips, zucchini, acorn squash, string beans, cucumbers, Swiss chard, tomatoes, peppers and herbs this year. It's been a good harvest.

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