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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Squash Table

In years past, I've stored winter squash in the guest room on top of a dresser.  
We are currently in the guest room as we sloooooowwwly remodel our bedroom.

Because we actually got rain this year, the squash plants grew quite well.

Where to put the winter squash?


Since the family room has a lot of displaced furniture (and some lumber) due to our bedroom remodel anyway, why not add some colorful winter squash to the scene.

I promised some of the candy roaster squash to a neighbor.
Otherwise, they are decorative until eaten.  

I thought I was unique in storing my winter squash in the family room until I read a post from The Idiot Gardener.  He has a lot more squash in his living room.

Thanksgiving should reduce my squash display.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Feels Like Winter

Our mild autumn came to an end on Veteran's Day.  We had a big front come through and have been below freezing since.  Sometimes with gusty winds.  Brrrr!

We had a little snow on Tuesday and a good covering last night.  We should warm up next week.

The garden should be asleep now.


 I left some asparagus ferns in containers this year since I didn't have room to bring them all into the house.  Despite the cold, they still look good.



Sunday, November 2, 2014

November Tour 2014

Front Garden

Forest

Back Garden




Side Garden

Vegetable Garden

Patio

Alley

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

And, Done!

The garden beds are clean and ready for winter.
Now to plan for next year!


Looking more and more like autumn here.  I just wish the locust tree would hold its golden leaves a bit more before dropping them everywhere.


I drained the rain barrels and flipped them over for winter.
Still have flowers blooming as we have not had a killing frost and it doesn't look like we will in the near future.  Just enjoying the nice days.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Making Progress

It took longer than I thought it would to clear the winter squash and pumpkin plants.  There were a lot of vines.  I did manage to get new soil on the second raised vegetable bed and I planted the garlic.
Still have the rain barrels to store for winter and a few other things outside that need to hibernate for winter in the garage.




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Monday, October 20, 2014

Still Clearing The Garden

Beautiful warm fall weather is making it nice to do the garden clean up.  One raised bed is complete. 

 I should have dug my holes deeper though.  It's going to be close to have a place to bury everything.
I smoothed out the mounds.  It looks less like a graveyard now.  


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Still Clearing The Garden

Wednesday was another warm afternoon.  Perfect weather to be outside.  I did a little weeding in other parts of the garden before returning to the vegetable beds.
I cleared out the tomatoes and summer squash plants.
The rest will have to wait a bit as I won't have my afternoons free the rest of this week.  
There are some carrots in there to harvest and all the winter squash.  Peppers too, but they've slowed a lot since it's gotten colder at night.  We've been in the high 30s each morning this week.


I hope I have enough space to bury everything well.  These composting holes are working well for me.  Much better than the pile I tried that just dried out all the time.  I think our winds dry it too much and until recently, we haven't had the water to use on it much.


I still have a whole rain barrel full of water but we aren't suppose to get below freezing in the next week that I've seen.

All this digging is a workout!