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August 15, 2022

Time to assess how your garden produced this year - did it exceed your expectations? Disappoint? What will you do differently next year? Grow in raised beds? No-till? Use hugelkultur ?

August 15 2022

There is always something new to learn from our gardens.

Each year is different, whether it's excessively wet in June, or totally dry all through July, there are ways to combat the bugs, drought, or sheer exhaustion. Some years you swear you've had enough, yet next spring, you'll be jumping in to the fray again.

Fall is a good time for introspection, after you've got your harvest in. There are decisions to be made, such as how to store onions .

I've done a lot of thinking about how I want my next garden to go; I don't have all the details yet, but I know that it will have a butterfly garden to help out the beleaguered monarch butterflies, among others.

For the migratory butterflies, hummingbirds and other songbirds, there's not a lot we can do about habitat loss in their overwintering areas, but we can do something about the reception they get when they arrive in the northern hemisphere for the summer to breed.

Even just belling your cat will help. Or planting some nectar plants. Even a tiny garden can have a hanging basket or some plants in pots. Find out all about my adventures saving nasturtium seeds . Who knew that hummers and swallowtails loved them that much?

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