I knew the day would come when I pulled the last tomato out, but I still wasn’t ready. But, with nighttime temperatures hovering around 30 degrees, it was time.
Down came the plastic to be reused for the winter chicken run while the plastic hoops, tomato cages, supports, and clamps have all been stored for the 2015 gardening season. I put a couple of loads of shredded grass clippings and leaves onto the beds and then covered with burlap.
The green tomatoes are wrapped in paper for ripening and whatever they result in will still be better than the tasteless ones from the grocery store that were sprayed with who knows what and traveled from who knows where.
The landscape this time of year is all about perennials going dormant and leaves falling – literally tons of leaves.
And, I do believe these may be my last roses of summer – Knockouts for sure.
Today brings me one more day to garden since I’m headed out this morning to help plant a rain garden at our local Woodman Museum.
Once the hunkering down season starts here in New England, you need another hobby unless you count ice scraping, shoveling and snow blowing which I don’t.
So, quilting season has started with a throw cover being constructed and a holiday quilting class underway.
Have a great week gardening, quilting, taking photos, or whatever else lights your fire. 🙂