Hello, and welcome to da garden, eh!
About a week ago, I wrote a post about my end of season garden work. At that point, I had not finished all of the work that I wanted to get done before winter set in here in this area. The weather over the past week was rather nice for this time of year, so I was able to get the rest of the work done on the garden.
Last week I talked about getting all the cornstalks and root balls removed from the corn patch at the end of the garden, but I still had a pile of dirt from the corn rootballs to spread back out into the garden. You can also see that the bean trellis still needed to be cleaned up.
I was able to get that done over the next couple of days. Once I had all the rows filled back in, I was able to cover the area with shredded leaves and corn stalks for mulch for the winter.
Since I had already picked the last of the beans and cleaned up the bean trellis, I decided to take the trellis down. I won't be using it there next year, so there's no reason to leave it up. I move it every year.
I left the 2 posts standing because I didn't want to mess with pulling them out of the ground that day.
I also raked up the extra shredded mulch into a pile. I don't want it to be too thick on the garden, and a pile is easier to handle in the spring.
I had gone to the local garden supply store and bought 2 more 20 gallon pots for my container garden, I put them in the container garden area along with all the rest of the stuff piled there. The raised bed behind the container garden is still a mess, but it's just the dead marigold plants, so I left them there. I harvested a bunch of the seed pods from the dead flowers, so I have way more marigold seeds than I will ever need.
I decided to see what the spacing would be for the 4 big pots and the 2 heavy duty totes that I plan to use next year for the container garden. It looks like I'll have room for at least 1 more big pot, but the 20 gallon pots are expensive. Still, by next spring, I should be able to get 1 or 2 more to put there. It helps to make irrigation easier if all the pots are the same height. It's easier to set up the irrigation pipe that way.
I think I have all of my fall garden work done for the year, but I still have some work that I can do in the greenhouse to prepare for spring. That, of course, is a story for a different post.
Well, that's all I have for this post, thanks for stopping by to check it out!