Garden clean up time is kind of bittersweet for me. Nice, in that it means a respite from the daily gardening tasks is at hand. Sad, because it means that the better part of the next six months are going to be cold, dark, and gray.
When the growing season is nearing its end, it seems like a perfect time to kick back, relax, and forget about the garden until the spring. Unfortunately for your plans of rest, this time is critical to ensure the success of your garden next year. So take a few hours to get outside again and finish that garden clean up!