Saturday, April 12, 2014

Garden Tour - April 12, 2014

I've been letting my seedlings get some sun and fresh air.
I forgot to take a pic, but the spinach is growing in the garden.
 
 
The peas sprouted around the same time I discovered that peas and garlic
do not like living together.  Apparently, anyone in the Allium family will stunt
the growth of beans near it.  Some people argue it's not true.
I figured I'd rather not chance it, so I moved the garlic.

 
Which turned out not to be a big deal since half of them had turned to mush.
I guess the soil in that planter doesn't drain as well as I thought....
No big deal, I put them in a pot all by themselves.

 
The strawberry plants are coming back in full force.
I didn't bother cleaning out that box.  I figured the dead leaves will act like mulch.
Plus, I'm too lazy for all of that.
 
 
Do you remember when I decided to do a the homemade garbage can compost bin...
It worked, kinda sorta.  Never great, just sort of okay.
They now, according to Hope Gardens, a garbage can full of holes is a great place for potatoes.
So I picked up some Adirondack Blues and Yukon Golds.
This is my last attempt at growing potatoes, hopefully I'll get more than a handful this year.
I mixed a batch of 1/2 cup molasses and 2 1/2 gallons of water to water them with.
This is supposed to help grow amazing and healthy potatoes.  I'll let you know.

 
What am I doing about a compost bin?
Lucky me, I picked up a Mantis Composter on Freecycle!
Talk about super exciting.  It's about a million times easier to use
than rolling those garbage cans on the ground.

 
In the front yard, the thyme came back....actually, it never left.
The herb patch looked very sad and brown, and oddly enough, a little purplish.
I lifted up a section, and ta da!  Bright, green thyme!
 

I actually have the windows open today!
This warm day is making me antsy for the gardening season get moving...


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