Putting the Garden to Bed

November is a great time to slow down before the busyness of the winter season really picks up. While it is a good time to slow down that doesn’t mean there is no work to do in the yard or garden. If you read last month's tip to leave the leaves you are off to a good start.

For those of you getting ready to put the garden to bed I offer a few prompts for you to ponder as you tuck the hoses away and clean off the tools. Remember these can help if you have a large production garden, small herb garden or even a container garden on a patio!

Now in your garden journal try to answer the following questions:

  1. What worked really well in my garden?

  2. What didn’t work so well this year?

  3. What did I grow in bounty or enough surplus to share?

  4. What would I like to try next season?

Season’s End Garden Checklist

Taking a few weeks in the fall before a hard frost to put the garden to bed with full intention will help set next season’s bounty off to a healthy and productive start.

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