Now that snow is covering the ground and the garden is sleeping I am getting around to starting a garden blog. This is the season between weeding & transplanting and the arrival of the garden catalogs for next year. Actually, I seldom receive garden catalogs these days as most of my browsing is done on the internet.
A year ago I tried spreading a general purpose fertilizer (10-10-10) on top of the snow. It made it easy to see where the fertilizer had been spread, and in the spring the plants seemed to get off to a great start. It is about time to do that again... before the snow is so deep I have to wear snowshoes. I am also planning to spread some shredded leaves on the garden and will work them into the soil in the spring. It adds that wonderful organic matter to the soil.