My Most Unusual Year
By Nancy Ann
by Nancy Ann
This is the first time in well over 20 years that I've had such a small amount of gardening going on-and I miss my garden dearly! Gardening has always been very therapeutic for me. It allows me to unwind and relax, both in mind and body. But with the move and working on the house, I had to jettison some of the activities that I enjoy. Along with gardening also comes canning, freezing, and dehydrating. I love doing it all, but it's very time consuming. Next year, I plan to be back in full strength!
I did sneak in a few Brussels sprouts, cabbage, tomatoes, herbs, and potatoes, however. Of course, the blueberries, currants, strawberries, and asparagus are just givens and we've been enjoying those. I found a couple blackberry patches on our farm, so I'll be cutting those back and expect to have much larger berries next year. I also found raspberries. I'm very excited to plot out my brand new gardening world for next Spring!
For more tips and advice on garden preparation that you can do during the fall months, order my new book, The Minnesota Gardener, which is available on Amazon or you can order directly though me via snail mail by printing and completing the order form on the Books by Nancy Ann page!