The perennial beds sometimes get a little neglected on the homestead in the wake of all the harvesting and preserving. Here’s how to put all your bulb beds to sleep for the winter in one morning.
Here we are in the last month of the year. Many of us will ignore the garden as holiday preparations take precedence. Others are looking forward to next year. Either way, there’s plenty to do in the garden to make the springtime garden more manageable. Here’s what I do in the December garden.
As I put my gardens to bed for the winter, I like to tuck them in with a thick leaf mold blanket. Leaf mold is basically a compost made entirely of broken down leaves. Where compost is hot and breaks down quickly, leaf mold is cool, slow to breakdown and well worth the wait.