It’s easy to feel the cooler weather that has arrived and relax your gardening self a bit. Hold off, though, don’t sit down quite yet! There’s a lot to do out there before you can kick back. The time and effort you invest in your garden now will build soil health, plus keep the weed and pest count down so you can go into the next gardening season with your best foot forward. Not sure what to put on your to-do list? Stick around for my three-part garden series, The Fall Garden Grind!
This is an exciting year for us at our little budding homestead, not only because of the addition of bees, and a baby, but because the pear tree turned five and is now producing a decent show of pears. (Whether they are for us to enjoy, or the squirels is still up for debate, but we’re excited either way!) This tree is mighty special. It has been our first foray into fruit trees and also placentas. Yes, I said placentas. There’s a couple under there, but I’ll spare you that particular photo. [Read more…] about The disheveled pear tree, a reflection of myself
Pruning. That’s a fancy word for saying “get your shears out and make some sense of that jungle!”
When we prune our plants, we cut off parts of the plant that are sick, crowded, or just unnecessary. This helps to direct the plants energy into other tasks; ones us humans have deemed more worthwhile…like growing us bigger tomatoes! Pruning is not intuitive. Chop parts of your plant off to help it grow better?? [Read more…] about Have you pruned your tomatoes yet?