Autumn Clean-Up of Raised Row Bed Garden

I always feel a great sense of accomplishment and anticipation after doing my seasonal gardening clean-up chores. I had already finished my regular front yard work earlier in the afternoon and had finished off with a clean-up of the raised row bed garden. I was very happy to have enjoyed tomatoes and beans this past summer and now have to prepare my garden for cold-weather crops.IMG_3268

I had to gently pull out most of my expired or expiring plants. For my one large tomato plant, it required pruning shears to get at removing all of the roots. After a vigorous and productive few hours of front and backyard work, I was quite pleased to see the “spoils” of my efforts. The green waste bin was filled to the rim! Wow!

With my raised rows now mostly clear – a few lettuces that did not germinate in spring to early summer are now growing – I have the delightful decision on how many plants to start indoors in the coming weekend and how many plants to directly go into the soil. I will have to replenish the garden soil in some of the rows before doing any planting. I love loading up my mighty sedan with bags of the stuff! I am eager to have my autumn garden come alive!


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  1. Do you have a place to compost? It is a fabulous way to recycle!

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