You would think that most gardening would be over here in North Carolina this time of year. But guess again! A lot of people are still growing stuff. Like greens! Not me personally, but I’m seeing a lot of it growing in the gardens this year. Maybe because there’s more gardens.
In my container gardens, I have lettuce, spinach and carrots growing. Believe or not I even still have a few tomatoes! But in my regular garden, there’s a lot of work to be done. We really let it get out of hand this year and I’m too embarrassed to post a picture of it. But, today we got back at it, because gardening is year-round work. Well, sort of.
Since it was such a mess and it was warm outside we pulled up a ton of stuff. Like the corn stalks the deer left after eating all of my corn, the tomatilla plants that were taking over the garden and some really big weeds. It was enough for three or four wheelbarrow loads. Then since the grass was knee-high and gone to seed, it was time to mow it all down. I think my husband and Emily went over it with the mower three times!
Next step will be to rake out the grass. Yuck! I’m not looking forward to that part. Then we have to turn it over a couple of times with the tractor. If we would’ve been more attentive we could’ve been able to get by with a tiller. I’m kicking myself now! Haha!
Next will be to rake leaves from the yard and dump them in the garden. Then run the tiller over them to grind them into the garden. This will be a first for our poor, neglected garden! It will be so happy with us when we’re done. Hopefully we can get all of the accomplished before it turns freezing cold here! Where is that 80 degree warm snap?
Next month is December, surely I won’t have any work to do in my garden then. Right? Oops! I just remembered the stepping stones I haven’t installed yet.