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Friday Favorite: Getting Things DONE!!!

October 20th, 2017

This time of year I’m always on a mission to button up all the things I wanted to accomplish in the garden for the year. Sometimes, things have a way of getting put on the back burner during the summer. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, there are days when going for a kayak or relaxing with lemonade is more important than getting another garden chores finished. This time of year, when time looms heavy on the horizon, it’s much easier to get things finished.

Yesterday, I was able to finish planting and mulching the ‘Green Mountain’ hedge. The goal for this hedge is to be a wind break for the main garden. I will let it grow about 3 feet tall. Along the other sides of the garden, I’m planning a blackhaw viburnum hedge, which will be grown to about 8 feet. Hopefully, these two hedges will help with the wind and snow drifting in the main garden. It’s nice to have this project finished, now I’m debating whether or not I should go ahead and order my bare root viburnums and add them to my list of fall garden chores…

What are you accomplishing in the garden this week?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.