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October 13, 2010

Time to plant the garlic!

9947_2398_large.jpgI tilled in chicken manure in the row where I am going to plant the garlic. It has been shipped from Territorial seed and is due to arrive any day. I also put manure on a row where i will plant some late lettuce and greens in hopes that they will prosper before the really cold weather hits.

I reseeded some clover on the bare places where the quail ate the ground cover and mulched around the broccoli and Brussel sprouts and the young tender beets to protect them from the coming frost. It felt good to be out in the late garden where a few tomatoes are still ripening and the grapes have gotten sweet so that it's hard to pass the vines without stopping for refreshment. It's a good time to be in the garden as the season settles into fall. There is a quiet and stillness there, with a few butterflys still exploring for food and bees busy on the later flowers. The earth seems to be at peace right now, having accomplished everything, before the big storms of winter come to toss and turn and freeze the remaining plants. I sat for a while just enjoying the moment, remembering and being grateful for the feasts the garden provides.

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Posted by Marilyn Renaker at October 13, 2010 9:55 AM
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