The cold and rain has given us a reprieve. The last two days temperatures reached into the high 70’s – low 80’s. Spring is here, not officially though, lol. The rain stopped for two days, giving us an opportunity to do some planting and yard /patio work. We planted Lollo Rossa, Bibb and Mesclun Lettuce in one of the garden boxes with the onions.
In flower pots I planted cilantro, dark opal basil, sweet basil, thyme, lady lavender, heirloom black krim and big rainbow tomatoes.
The last two days, I worked on cleaning up the property and cutting all the grass.
Bulldog man and Dakota made me another garden box for the garden. We will put together some peat moss, compost and soil mixture for the new box. Then I can start planting carrots, more tomatoes, spinach, and green peppers.
Bulldog man and Dakota also put together several bamboo surroundings for my experiment with sweet and Idaho potatoes. I’m trying something new (new for me that is). We placed some of our compost in the bottom on the ground, secured the bamboo surroundings to our fence, placed the potatoes on top of the compost and then covered them with straw. Initially, I was just going to place the potato on the ground and cover them with straw but after reading a friend’s blog, I didn’t want to have unexpected snake friends visitingJ. I found this experiment from a Better Homes and Garden segment found on YouTube. I can’t wait to see how the potatoes turn out in the next several months.
|Sweet Potato Placed On Top Of Compost|
|Place Straw On Top Of Sweet Potatoes|
While working out in the yard today, there was a beautiful male cardinal that kept hanging around. So, I figured why not take some pictures of him.