Welcome to this week’s Tuesday Garden Party! Is it feeling a lot more like fall where you live? I know the weather has really changed here and I’m loving it. I’m more of a fall and spring weather girl. Summer just gets too stinking hot for my liking. I love the rain and maybe that’s why I love living here in Oregon so much.
Our garden is starting to wind down for the year and so is the Tuesday Garden Party. Next week will be the final party of this year. If you missed last week’s Tuesday Garden Party you can see all the links that were shared here. I’m hosting this week so scroll on down and see which links were featured.
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This week I made a goal to clean up my garden. It had started looking pretty bad. Which can happen this time of year. The beans were looking really stringy. The leaves had begun to fall off. I haven’t harvested many beans this last week so I could save some seeds for next year. But then I remembered I had four huge bags of bean seeds from last year and just put them all into the compost.
A few of the tomato plants had almost died off so I removed the tomatoes from them and composted the plants also. The green tomatoes I’ll wrap up and wait for them to ripen. We still have a few tomatoes plants that are growing well so I left those alone.
While I was cleaning up the tomatoes, cucumbers, and beans, I found a few carrots that were ready to be harvested. They are our first carrots of the for this year. I just love the taste of home grown carrots so much more flavorful than the ones from the store.
I did an experiment a few weeks ago with our spearmint plant. The stems had gotten so spindly and they had bloomed. I decided to cut them back a little early and guess what? They started to bush out again. The leaves aren’t as big, but the plant looks good.
After a little time and clean up the garden is looking better. I had a bunch of clover in the garden. It is just terrible. Once the garden is done I’m going to try covering the garden beds like Jami does and see if it will kill those weed seeds. The past two years have been terrible for clover in our garden.
That’s enough about my garden clean up. Here’re the great features from this past week’s party,
1.Homemade grape juice from Homemade Food Junkie.
2. A garden update and the benefits to using wood chips in the garden from Restored Roots.
3. Some options for extending the growing season from Our Stoney Acres.
4. A cute upcycled pumpkin patch from My Thrift Store Addiction.
5. Great photos of her neighbors sunflowers from Sidewalk Shoes
We would love to have your share what’s going on in your garden this week! Please leave your link below!