Ah, the harvest.
Lilies-of-the-valley are blooming by my door.
The so-called Pineapple Express is blowing through my area, bringing cool temperatures and steady rain. It would seem like there’s nothing to do but stay indoors. But not everyone has that option.
Last Monday it was so nice out that I can’t resist the siren call any longer. I went and took a close look at my yard to see what’s made it through the cold.
Turns out I’m running an informal experiment with compost this year.
Meditation So I’m a lazy gardener, and I don’t stir my compost too often. Usually at this time of year I have a good wheelbarrow full of finished compost, but a lot of loose stuff on top that’s only partially ready. What I usually do is bury the least finished material in a trench. It […]
Meditation A very wise person once wrote, in a garden book I’ve since lost, that we can’t keep taking things out of the soil without putting anything back. Think about it. Plants grow, and we greedily take the fruit, but when we cut the plants down at the end of the season, we are taking […]