Is that there is always next year to look forward to. I always have big garden plans, sometimes too big. When I bought this land and decided to build a house a couple of years ago I planned for a garden space. I wanted something that would be easy to maintain and work around so I built raised beds.
This past Spring, the soil in my beds actually started to look like soil and I had high hopes. I planted something in every bed and I did actually get a harvest. However, I still wasn't able to devote the time it really needs and as a result, my garden got completely out of control this summer. The whole thing turned into a giant morass of impenetrable weeds. I finally gave up on it and just let the weeds go until freezing temperatures beat them into submission. This past week, while we have been enjoying unseasonably nice weather, I finally tackled the garden. I ruthlessly pulled everything out of each bed, turned the soil and added a cart load of aged manure (which I finally have, thanks to the horses) to each one.