In preparation of the Autumn cleanup, M and I purchased our first wheelbarrow. I expect this will make hauling compost, mulch and fallen leaves a lot easier.
It was a really lovely outside today and I spent the morning breaking down the garden. Eight planters emptied, at least eight more to go.
M and I will be picking up some compost over the weekend so that we can begin the massive project of prepping the spring beds. The bulbs were supposed to arrive last Monday but never showed and the seed company says there's been shipping delays (not surprisingly due to the pandemic). Hopefully, they'll arrive before first frost. On Sunday, weather permitting, we'll decorate the front yard for Halloween.
I've also signed up to Apothecary at Home, a monthly subscription service that delivers lessons about herbs and what to do with them. So far, I've received calendula and feverfew. Each box contains seeds for next year's garden, background on the plant and at least two projects (candles, balm, tea, cooking usage, etc.). Since we've decided to remain in Manchester until the spring, one of my goals is to spend the cold winter months learning a lot more gardening and natural medicine.
Weather: Low 52/High 72 degrees, sunny, 58% humidity, 5 mph wind. UV index 4 of 10. Moon phase: Waxing cresent.