Did you prepare your garden in the fall?

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-18-2008
Did you prepare your garden in the fall?
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Fri, 03-09-2012 - 4:16pm

We are the laziest gardeners. By the time fall comes we throw in the trowel and head for the hills, so every Spring we have a lot of work to do just to prepare to plant.

Do you clean everything up in the fall, or is there anyone else out there like me???

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Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Sun, 03-11-2012 - 1:10am

For the first time EVER, I cleaned it all out, tilled it all under, and covered it in weed block.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-03-2001
Sun, 03-11-2012 - 10:17am

DH is the gardener in this house and he mulched all the daylily beds. Don't think he got to the hosta beds though --- all they got was the leaves that blew onto them from our maple trees! Since his garden in perennial, he doesn't do things like till, etc. And this spring, once the daylilies and hostas have shown their leaves, he will undoubtedly start dividing again.



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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-18-2008
Mon, 03-12-2012 - 2:44pm
So jealous!!! We're supposed to have nice weather all week. I'm hoping the ground will thaw enough for me to pull out the dead stuff and till it up a bit. I know we'll get more cold and snow, but it would be nice to do a little prep work before it really becomes Spring.
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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-18-2008
Wed, 03-14-2012 - 4:15pm
I was able to get a little bit of clean up done. The ground is still frozen, but the first few inches of soil are warming up. I pulled out the old cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli stalks. By the weekend I think I'll be able to till it a bit. My compost heap also thawed enough that I could turn it!
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Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Wed, 03-14-2012 - 10:28pm

Most of my cleanup is due in the flower beds out front.

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