Considering its heading towards the end of October, the weather here in Southern Ontario has been superb these past couple of weeks. Granted the morning's are nippy and we have had a bit of frost, but as soon as the sun starts shining it warms up beautifully. We have such a lot of large windows in the back of the house, that it warms the house up, and as yet we don't have the heating on in the house. Which I have to say is unusual for us. Not sure how long this lovely weather will last, so I decided today (Saturday) was as good a day as any to tidy up the garden for winter.
I donned a pair of carpi's, a t-shirt and set to work. I was sweating while cutting the grass as it was so warm in the sun. I then tackled the veggies garden and dug up all the carrots. This is how many carrots I dug up:
Here are some of the butternut squash, I still have a couple of them left in the garden as they haven't ripened yet:
Here is my veggie garden all cleaned up for winter. I left the parsley and chives in, plus a strawberry plant. It's amazing how much my 4 feet by 8 feet plot produced this year.
I then tackled my garden by the back fence and got all that sorted out. Have to say was pretty surprised to find that we weren't overrun with thistles, they were still there, but not as much as they were in the Summer. I have some spring bulbs to go in, but I think its a little warm yet for those.
So all I have left to do is general maintenance and hopefully I only have to cut the grass one more time. Roll on the end of April, when it all starts over again!!!