Autumn is a beautiful
time in Nova Scotia ,
for gardeners. Cooler temperatures allow us to do some jobs that
us through the hot summer. September is usually very warm and remnants
of many blooms persist for several weeks. Frost may actually not occur
until early-mid October.
One job that usually gets done on quite a scale is edging of all the garden beds. A fall top-dressing with our composted horse manure usually follows. Naturally there are some leaves to rake, bulbs to plant, seeds to collect, wine to start....the list goes on.
sharp spade and manual digging is the approach to getting most of the
done. Weeds usually get dispatched during this operation also. Things
a satisfying look after all of this effort.
Another rather pleasant event that occurs in the fall is the arrival of new horse manure supplies.... we get two-three truckloads of this "blackgold" each year. It is a continuing garden chore to incorporate this humusy material into the soil and to use it as a top-dressing/mulch.
Many wagon loads get distributed through out the garden at all times of the year .
of the varieties that were planted.
Autumn can be a time of great beauty as seen in this little slide show concocted from November, 2012 images