|Can you see the snowflakes?|
I was going to post photos of the garden under snow cover but the snow keeps melting. At least everything is getting watered out there.
Earlier this week I spent a little time cleaning up and adding compost to the tomato bed. We also filled a large trash bag with trash the dog got into and spread around. A crazy wind storm started blowing before I got the job finished but we made a little progress. Next week I'll continue trash clean up and compost spreading. We also need to start raking up the leaves and building a compost pile with them. I would like to use them as mulch but it is too windy here in the winter and they would just end up all over the yard again.
|The grass is still a little green.|
In the winter I am more focused on learning about gardening. I pull out my gardening books and spend more time online doing research on how to work with my soil and location. I listed a few online resources that I like below.
Tending My Garden- I found this blog last summer. Theresa has been gardening organically for years and her advice is simple and easy to follow. Her vegetable and flower gardens are beautiful but she says she doesn't spend hours on them every day. She shares how she takes care of them so you can try the same method in your garden.
Path to Freedom- Have you ever checked out this website and blog? I found it a few years ago and like to visit when I need some inspiration. It does make me realize that if I can figure out the best way to garden in my location I can feed my family from our 1/2 acre. Warning: reading this blog makes me miss southern California in the winter!
My local garden calendar- I like to check this once a month to see what I can do in my location. Do a google search and see if you can find something similar for your city or state.
|The wind took out my garden fence.|
What are your favorite gardening websites to visit? How are you holding up with the cooler weather and less garden work?