Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Equinox


Here we are, changing seasons again. Please allow me to say it once more - ''I LOVE THE FALL SEASON''. It is my favorite of all four. However, I'll be the first to tell you that I need all four seasons in my life. This is the season to start collecting, preserving, winterizing....

In our field out back Dave has this huge row of grape vines that he's been growing for the past 5 years. This year's harvest is the best so far and the chickens love them. They just might end up having the entire harvest.

I planted yellow onions this year for the first time. I love that they are a small to medium size. I don't like huge onions, you never use them up. I'll plant more next year for sure. Today I ordered my organic garlic bulbs from Vessey's Seeds. Those will go in the ground as soon as they come in.

This Fall I am going to try something new with my organic compost. Instead of putting it all in the bin, I am going to make trenches in the garden, fill that up with organic compost then cover it with soil. By late Spring (comes planting time) the organic matter should have broken down in the soil making it rich in nutrients. So much nutrients get lost in the compost bin by draining in the ground. We'll see what happens.

5 comments:

Alli said...

The compost sounds like a great idea! Diego and I have big plans for a new garden next year...now that we own the house, it will be much more rewarding to make huge landscape changes! Perhaps if it works for you, we too will embark on the compost adventure! :)

Vickie LeBlanc said...

Hi Alli. I'll keep you posted on the compost.

sherrieg said...

Vickie, you are the bees knees. We're in NB right now, but I would love to come and see your gardens and meet your chickens sometime before the snow flies. :)

Colleen said...

fantastic harvest for both of you!! I did onions from seed this year and I didn't think it was going to work, but it did. Gardening is one big experiment isn't it?! and such a fun one.
great idea about the compost.

Vickie LeBlanc said...

I've already started the trench composting. We'll see what comes of it in the Spring.