The first snow of the season is upon us. I would know, since I worked outside in it all day on Wednesday. We’re supposed to get 1 to 3 inches tomorrow, too. The meteorologists should be gearing up their “Snow Apocalypse 2010” coverage any time now.
So what’s a gardener to do when the snow starts falling? Well, I personally recommend a cup of tea or glass of wine in front of the fire, but if you must get outside, early winter is a good time to compost to the beds. And it’s a perfect time to add slightly aged horse or cow manure (if you can get it), because A. the rains and freeze-thaw cycle will work it into the beds over the winter, and B. the neighbors won’t be outside as much to complain about the smell. Continue reading