“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. In our mad rush for progress and modern improvements let's be sure we take along with us all the old-fashioned things worth while.” Laura Ingalls Wilder

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Summer .. a fading memory

We had a nice end of summer in the North Woods.  Warm temps allowed some tomatoes and peppers to ripen on the vine.  There were still plenty of green tomatoes to pick and box to ripen in the cool temps of the basement.  Rain has arrived and I've not quite got the garden tucked away for winter.  All of the tomato plants have been pulled.  My goal is to get some of the pepper and herb plants dug up and potted to bring in during the winter.  Gardening in the new raised beds was a good learning experience, provided to our food supply ...  and added a beautiful view from my back windows.  Adding the fine bark around the raised beds cut my weeding down 95% .. well worth the investment.  End of summer work is .. well endless!  I'm glad that autumn has arrived and I can s.l.o.w. down the pace.

Enjoy the day!


FlowerLady said...

Glad your raised beds were a success and that you enjoyed them.

Happy Autumn ~ FlowerLady

Geno said...

It was a great summer, wasn't it. Our gardening was pretty lame this year, but like you said, there was some good learning experience. We are pretty wiped out from processing all the apples we have been harvesting, (know anyone with an apple press?) but it is all worth it in the end!

Cindy said...

Having things put up for the winter is one of the most satisfying parts of gardening for me.

Felisol said...

Well done, you busy gardener.
Don't rest to long though. Mu favourite book about gardening, "A year in my garden"by Karel Capek", opens with the sentence; "The spring begins in the autumn"
Time to set bulbs and fertilize.

Laurie said...

I agree, end of summer is tough. Added to harvesting food this year, I've just decided I wanted to learn how to dye with plants, so have been gathering large quantities of goldenrod and pokeberries too. Like I needed another project :o)