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Monday, November 19, 2012

Still Digging Away

 

This past weekend’s weather was perfect for many of the unfinished outdoor chores. For us, it was cleaning up the vegetable garden, adding compost, fertilizer, and peat moss to the soil. Planting the garlic bulbs and uncovering the last of the potato stash. At least twenty to thirty more pounds beneath the rich soil that growing potatoes can create. Just in time, the newly dug, 'don’t forget to scrub' fresh potatoes for the Thanksgiving table.  

Yes, perhaps it was a tad late to plant the garlic but one must make do, hope for the best and be grateful that the ground can still be worked. For all those that did plant garlic this past fall, don’t forget to put down a layer of sterilized hay for winter protection. But just like grammar, there is an exception to the rule.

In last Friday’s post, the mulch tip was to insulate your newly planted perennials once the ground is completely frozen so as to prevent unwanted critters from finding those winter warm pockets. With bulbs, you want to cover the soil before the ground freezes, providing a layer of insulation for developing its roots.

To stay on target with Thanksgiving week, Thornton Wilder, the American playwright summed it up best. "We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures." Yes, how wonderful to still be digging away in the garden this late in November. Gardening – discover it.  It's a wonderful treasure!

Image of the last stash of potatoes from the garden by Ann Bilowz  

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