- Weeded all the main garden paths
- Raked the yard and mowed the leaves for mulch
- Pulled all the dead plants and weeds from the veggie beds
- Emptied the rain barrels for winter storage
- Weeded some of the main garden for planting
- Weeded the whole front bed for planting
- Planted all but one of the 99cent plants I got from Home Depot
- Laid out a new raised bed (to be finished later this week, hopefully)
- Planted about half of the remaining spring bulbs
- Harvested the rest of the beets, black-eyed peas, the shallots and the carrots
Speaking of canning, here is a picture of some of my harvest preservation efforts so far. I have canned lots of applesauce, tomato sauce, salsa, pickled beets, strawberry jam, grape jam, zucchini dill pickles, and zucchini sweet pickles. I have also dried mullein, black eye peas, apple wedges and made apple chips. Then there is all the vegetables I froze. A couple of days ago I used some of the broccoli that I froze earlier in the season - it was so GREEN! Even after cooking it!
Here are all the spring bulbs that I needed to get planted. Notice that there are bulbs here that weren't in the picture I took last week? I told you they follow me home!
I planted all the species tulips, one bag of the Princess Irenes, the Mr. Fokker anemones, The irises, and the bleeding heart. I still have almost 300 bulbs to plant! I'm going to love it in the spring, but right now - UGH!
UPDATE 10/19/09: It's 1:30pm and I am done planting ALL the bulbs! WHEW! Now I have to tackle the raised bed...