Getting your garden spring ready!
1. Leave the leaves
Leaves are great for your soil! Mulch them with your mower and add to garden beds, walkways and your compost.
Leaf litter is also an important resource for pollinators and insects to get through the winter.
2. Lose some lawn
Consider replacing some of your lawn with fast-growing buckwheat, natives and or wildflowers.
Many wildflower seeds need a cold period so planting them now is a great idea!
3. Tarp an area for easy spring planting
Place tarp on a sunny part of your lawn, and in spring you’ll have a nice clear spot that’s ready for planting!
4. Aerate your soil
There are so many rocks and clay here in the Catskills! Add some nutrients, depending on what you’ll grow. Clover is fast and easy and pollinators love it!
On our li’l farm this week it is all about harvesting honey, planting bulbs, and peonies! Hope you are enjoying some time outside, as we are.
We are also thrilled to be participating in some holiday markets, for the first time since quarantine a year and a half ago! The first will be Edible Hudson Valley at City Winery on November 14th. Can’t wait to see you there!