Cutting, Clearing, Planting and Composting…Autumn at Bealtaine Cottage

Cutting back the willow in the forest fruit garden today, allowing the willows archways space to develop more. The cut willow is shredded and spread around the fruit bushes as an autumn mulch. This will compost down over the winter months and provide food for the soil which in turn will feed the bushes…cycle of life completed with a bountiful harvest nest summer. I have cleared some of the potager beds today to make room for an autumn sowing of garlic and onion sets. It makes good sense to plant out the garlic bulbs before the soil cools down…same for…