Re: [gardeners] Fall Gardening

George Shirley (
Wed, 21 Nov 2001 09:03:51 -0600

Not around here, we have 12 months of gardening and winter is usually the best time for certain
crops. I live in SW Louisiana, USDA Zone 9b.

I blew coffee all over the monitor when I read about catalogs addressed to "groundskeeper." LOL


Teressa Kandianis wrote:
> I've been reading with interest all the msgs about putting the garden to
> bed.  This is a fun time of year - hauling manure into the garden, spreading
> bark mulch over thick layers of papers, clearing out the ragged perennials
> and annuals.  Nothing at this point is pressed by time - I can putter around
> and let my chores lead me around.  Nothing to pick except when I want to eat
> it - carrots, beets and collards.  Nothing to plant - garlic is already in
> and I'm laying off the bulbs for awhile.  Getting bulb catalogs addressed to
> "groundskeeper" was enough to let me know I was overdoing it.  Too early to
> transplant the things I plan to move.  All the tender perennials all tucked
> away in their straw blankets.  I have projects waiting but I have the entire
> winter to work on them.  No mowing required every weekend when I'd rather be
> doing something else.  I forget the pressure that growing puts on us in the
> garden and can truly enjoy getting to know my soil again.  Does anyone else
> get this sort of peace from this time of year?  Teressa in rainy, but
> frostless, NW Washington.