A Bed to Bed
When it starts to frost, it’s time for me to cover the strawberry bed and my new garlic shoots with some airy, insulating mulch. For all the time I’ve lived here in Maine, the time of the first frosts has coincided with the fall of pine needles from white pine trees nearby these beds. Pine needles make the perfect mulch; unlike leaves, which get wet and heavy, pine needles will keep their structure and not take on water, even when they’re covered in feet of snow. The falling of temperatures and the falling of pine needles provides perfect timing for my garden.
What’s going on in your garden at this late date? Do you encounter any timely pairings like this where you are?