Sunday, October 21, 2012


Well we have had our first frost, so much of what remained is no more...

collecting leaves and clippings for the compost.  big piles.  devoting a large chunk of the garden to this activity

dug the potatoes today

there's a lily in flower, but i didn't get a pic

third generation of chard thriving in the greenhouse. (even with the big hole in the roof.  They don't make the tedlar in that formulation anymore)

saving seeds from skirret, radish, dill...

Friday, October 5, 2012


A gift from Joanne Shaver, member of the famed Maplewood Gardening Club, the elderberry bush was left sitting in the lawn for a few days, with a piece of old fence wrapped around it.  This is fortunate, for the deer sampled what was left beyond the cage. 

Wednesday I got to planting it in the garden proper, where the original gate had been.

Monday, October 1, 2012

New World

Well things are winding down as the days get shorter.  Harvested the maize this weekend, Nancy helped shuck the ears, and we bundled up the stalks for october decor.

I did stick some peas in the ground around the beans a while ago, but nothing yet.  They'll have to be quick about it if they are to amount to anything.  Other than that i've nothing planted for fall.

The fence needs a few more boards, and of course a proper gate which i've mentioned.  Several times.