We had a fun fifth year at 610 Gifford St in 2020, and it’s time to clean up, organize, and prepare for 2021. If you want to pick one day to visit and lend a hand this fall, this coming Saturday October 24th is it, 11:00 am start time.
Here’s our Fall To-Do List in pictures:
Constant vigilance with the bindweed. Concentrating this week on the strawberry beds.
Nothing doing here, just a note that we repurposed the former potato bed with some kale seedlings and some black currant cuttings we hope will root that we salvaged from one of the black currant bushes that was damaged by a falling tree branch during last week’s storm.
Harvesting of the highbush cranberry.
Hard to see, but would like to dig out the coneflower from the middle of this bed and transplant somewhere near the front of the site.
This former radish and herb bed will become the new potato bed, we have taters to plant on Saturday.
Clean up of the corn and squash bed.
This perennial bed will be cleaned up and receive a major batch of new asparagus crowns to expand this crop. With care to also select for the raspberry that have moved into this bed.
Pull the mint from this middle bed.
Another shot of the asparagus bed from the other side.
The rhubarb bed will also be a bit reorganized. Two of the rhubarb are growing too close together. We will dig up divide and plant out with better spacing in the same bed.
Another shot of the rhubarb bed.
The potatoes for planting. Fall potato plantings requires they be placed a few inches below ground and it is not necessary to chit (cut and dry) them first.
The asparagus crowns that Frank dug from Brady Farm, they were giving them away as they renovate the bed the asparagus were in for a different crop.