Monday, September 28, 2009

First Fall Colors

fall yard
The first fall colors have reached the garden, appearing on the leafy tips of a small maple tree we have in the backyard. It is a beautiful and yet sad sight to see - a signal that's it's time to pay closer attention to what's going on in your fall garden and to protect it from the declining weather. In the coming weeks, the floating row cover will be used more frequently, garlic will be planted, fall and winter crops will be mulched with straw, cold frames/plastic low tunnels will be constructed, fall crops will be harvested, etc. Summer might have ended but the gardening work continues. I am anxious to see how it will all come together before the arrival of our first snow.


  1. There's nothing quite like the fall colors on the east coast. I miss that. We don't get near the variety in color here in Montana.

  2. First signs of fall are actually welcome-- except for the thought of the long winter. Keep us posted on all preparations.