Hello fellow gardeners,
During this turning of the season––as the sunlight shores up a couple minutes more each day, and the leaves fall from the deciduous trees, and everyone seems to be nuts for pumpkin-flavoured anything; when we pack up our summer toys and shake the dust from our raincoats and woolens, slap fenders on our bicycles, reactivate winter cravings (hot chocolate, IPA, don't pretend you haven't been thinking about cheese); when we give thanks for the shelter over our heads, the food in our pantries, the hot water running through our taps, the joy of family and friends together at one table––it's good to take stock of the simple ingredients that made our gardens grow all summer long. Sunlight, soil, water: this one's for y'all.
Here are a few garden updates for October:
CLOSING UP SHOP
As everyone (hopefully) knows, this will be our final season of gardening on our current site. We'll be shutting the garden gates permanently on November 15th. Water will be turned off at the start of November in anticipation of first frost.
BEDS TO REST
Most of us are starting to see a major slow-down in vegetable production, which is to be expected. That said, there's still another month and a half of growing to be done, and we encourage you to keep at it until the very end.
Unlike previous autumns, we will not be asking you to put your beds to rest this year. Harvest the crops you want to eat, and feel free to transplant any perennials you'd like to take with you, but otherwise, we ask you to leave the rest for us to deal with after the Garden Closing. This will help us out by minimizing the compost load during the next month or so.