Today was the perfect day to get outside and clean up the garden.
I suffer from Raynaud's syndrome. When the temps go below 55 deg my fingers start to discolor (turn blue, then white) and go numb. This really puts a crimp in outdoor work in the spring and summer. Even wearing stretch gloves underneath gardening gloves dos not help. If there is a mild, sunny day above 60 deg, I make sure to get outside and make the most of it.
All of the dead bean vines were removed from the potager. Then I did a quick weeding and took down the three trellis'. Most of the annuals around the property have already been removed, so it was nice to take my time and enjoy the mild weather.
Tomorrow I plan to remove the remains of the 'Snowberry' tomato that took over half the pad. I have no idea what I'm going to do with the hundreds of rotting tomatoes that are there too.
I was pleased that daylily seedling that I had posted about during the summer has continued to increase, It went from two fans early spring, to seven this summer. cleaning up around it I noticed several more new fans popping up. It's been along time since I've seen a daylily increase so quickly.
I can't wait to see how it looks next year.
Today, the coldest day we've had in two months, I dumped about 10 bags of leaves on the garden while my son tilled them in. We'd have got more done, but the tiller died, so a part needs to be purchased. My next door neighbors also spent the day with chain saw and loppers, cleaning up her yard. We should have been doing this last week when it was warm!ReplyDelete
I took full advantage of the warmer weather. The garden is cleaned up and everything is put away. All I have to do is dig the dahlia's next weekend.Delete
My husband has that same trouble. He uses rechargeable gloves to keep his hands warm. I was out cleaning more up too. I double dug one bed and cleaned out another. Slowly things are coming together (or apart depending upon how you look at it). This coming week was looking nice with temps in the 50s and 60s, but I looked this morning and they downgraded it to the 40s. Too bad. I've got to get the carrots picked this coming week and the patch is large.ReplyDelete
I'll have to look into the rechargeable gloves, thanks for the tip!Delete