animal lover, gardener, knitter, and gourmet cook

the end

Of gardening season, that is. I removed the remaining plants from the garden this evening. I have to say, this is one of my least favorite days each year. But, it had to be done. I need to get the garlic planted within the next week (hopefully tomorrow), thus the urgency–the weather isn’t exactly going to be improving from this point forward.

Overall this was a good gardening year. I was hoping for more tomatoes, but I think that’s just because I started canning this year. Next year I will plant more so that I can preserve even more. I’m going to simplify things next year by eliminating some items and planting more of other items. My ultimate goal is to preserve enough food to get us through winter, so I need to concentrate on the things we eat the most and that are easiest to preserve.