And just like that… the growing season is over in the religious family sized plot.
I don’t know whether to be happy or sad about that but with all the home canned goodness on our pantry shelves, at least I know pretty much everything we grew this year was either eaten fresh, canned or given away.
It’s still pretty amazing to me how much food we were able to grow in that spot considering less than 5 months ago the whole area was grass.
Over the weekend the HH spread 10 yards of manure over the religious sized family plot and then tilled it into the soil.
We’re hoping that by amending the soil now, by the time next summer rolls around and we’re ready to plant again we’ll end up with higher yields that we had this year.
This year’s 800 pounds of homegrown vegetables was great, but I think with better soil, we’ll be able to grow even more crops next year.
Well, better soil and some fencing. 😉
We still have a bunch of butternuts and other assorted winter squash growing in the lasagna garden, so the HH is going to wait to rototill that section for another week or so but after that… we’ll be hanging up our gardening gear until next spring.
Winter, it’s on its way. And I’m looking forward to it.