Gardens being prepared for next growing season.
The shortest day is just about over. The Winter Solstice has passed, so tomorrow will be longer. Yeah!!!
The past few days have been pretty good for working the gardens. Even today, which I thought would be a washout actually gave me a few working hours in between sprinkles.
I am trying not to do any tilling during the coming year. I did a little about a month ago but 4 beds were still in production so I never got around to them. If you look close, the garden bed with some sticks in them, actually have four rows of garlic already planted.
And, as I mentioned in a previous post, I am "winter sowing" some tomato seeds and two variety of hot peppers down the middle of the four rows. They stop where you see the garden fork (missing the handle) stuck in the soil.
I got two demonstration bathtubs from a decorating showroom last week. I was intending to place them up by the kitchen, but cannot find any way to avoid looking like a junkyard so I am going to place them next to my cold-frame in the garden. Some woods chips mounded around them will soften the look and insulate the side for some more winter sowing. Some sliding glass doors will sit on top for light.
After this, I guess it is time to move my efforts inside. Yeah, right. On the next semi-warm, non-rainy day, I'll be out poking around again. Especially since the days are getting longer again!