Here and There

Friday, November 14, 2008

November and the ground is cold.

On Sunday we did some hard work in the yard. We composted all the tired ratty old summer garden and put fresh compost and soil back in the beds. This is satisfying because it's the ultimate personal recycling program: food scraps, yard waste and all my shredded office waste create rich black compost in which to grow food. Then we planted seeds.

We planted some cold weather crops for the winter. Basically any Spring crops can be grown in our microclimate for winter. We planted broccoli, spinach, lettuce, pole peas, beets and yellow beets. We also planted some hyacinth bulbs and narcissus in the summer flower bed. The anenomes are already putting up frilly tufts of leaves. They will probably bloom by January.

My next project is forcing some bulbs for Christmas time. Better get on that!

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