Thursday, December 31, 2009

I've been reading Eliot Coleman's Four-Season Harvest, which I got for Christmas.  It's spurred me to make new plans for a good-sized cold frame in the front yard, right against the house, where I get the most light and radiant heat in the winter.  Not much else to do gardening-wise in Maine in the winter other than plan for next year.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

final mulching

With our first snow expected this evening, I put down some final mulch around my garden:  some chopped oak leaves around my strawberries, and (after trimming the Christmas tree) some boughs around my grape vine and clematis.  I've gathered the kindling and put some logs in the basement to dry:  I'm ready for the winter!