Vermont Garden Journal: The Jack-O-Plantern
It was my daughter, Elena, living in Canada who turned me on toJack-O-Planterns. Instead of just having the spooky glow of a candle or lights inside your jack-o-lantern, you have plants sprouting from the head!
You can create a different look for a classic fall tradition and you get to play with some nice fall flowering and foliage plants with theseeasy-to-follow instructions from the Garden Therapy website.
And now for this week's tip: When making your fall compost pile, consider chopping up woody stalks and large leaves. Mix each bucket of this chopped green material with 3 buckets of a high carbon material such as hay, straw, chopped leaves or manure. Mix it all together and water well for a quicker decomposing compost pile.