Written by Cinthia Milner of B.B. Barns
Before the gardener gets to go to bed,
first you have to make sure you put the garden to bed.
It’s fall, y’all, and sweatshirts and football and pumpkin spiced lattes are calling us. The cooler weather inspires mornings on the porch, coffee cups in hand, and a lazy weekend in sight. The garden? Nope. It got plenty of attention all summer long, without looking at a chore list ten miles deep. Aren’t we finished with the garden for the year? Not yet.
Fall cleanup seems overwhelming in the face of our fantasy football league, but to get us off to a good start in spring (when all we want to do is plant, plant, plant), it’s best to go ahead and get these chores marked off our lists now. Think of it like doing the dishes before you go to bed instead of facing them in the morning when you’ve got to rush out the door to work. You’ll thank yourself come spring. But we can keep it simple. Here are the absolute “gotta dos” for those ready to throw in the trowel after a ridiculously hot but, thankfully, rainy summer.
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