Its a beautiful weekend, perfect for prepping the garden and staging for next spring. It won’t be long before the garden is buried under two feet of snow. I planted 230 cloves of garlic this morning and started cleaning up the garden. With all my health issues this summer, it’s a bit overwhelming what 2 months of neglect can do to a garden. I still have to setup my two new hoop houses (yesterday’s black Friday deal) where my tomato plants will be. I’m planning on 20 tomato plants inside a 10′×40′ hoop house next spring with a nice center walkway. I’ve ordered enough 6-mil UV greenhouse film for all 4 hoop-houses, so I’ll have it ready for a March thaw. I’ll set up the other two hoop houses over the four 20’ long raised beds for peppers. Hopefully with computer controlled ventilation fans, heat, and irrigation, I will be able to have peppers right through till Christmas next year. It will solve a big deer problem as well. I’m also setting up a new strawberry garden next Spring. I’ll probably convert my current ever-bearing strawberry beds to raised beds for blueberry bushes. My friend is a commercial blueberry farmer with 6,500 bushes, and propagates his bushes from cuttings. He has been growing 40 plants for me. They’ll be 3-year old plants next spring and ready to plant. That will bring me up to 53 blueberry plants.