March 08, 2012
Work in the main & front gardens
Fertilized / Amended
Repotted / Transplanted
Pruned / Trimmed / Mowed
Pest or problem
*Beautiful 68 degrees with lots of sunshine. Started morning with gym/swam laps and hit the muck boot trail. Moved my potter shed and back end picket fence. Enlarging by 15 feet. Began weeding and worked more on the wattle portion of the bentwood arbor. Not perfect but it's for holding up the "telephone pole" green peas, & kiss me over the garden gate climbing flowers.
*Noticed the garlic has begun to show. Not as fast as Mr.J's but they showing. All outdoor Chamomile still going great.
*Pulled back the leaves over the kale bed to discover the only ones that lived through winter were the one NOT covered...Ain't that a kicker... Reseeding the patch in the morning & covering/prop up with thick clear plastic as temp cold frame until one in garage is done.
*Last years parsley is gogin strong. Winter did not touch it a bit & many little 4 inch parsley plants were all around them. Pulled a few when weeding between and found the tap root to be about 3-4 inches long. Must have begun growth last year and mild winter catering to it's comfort zone.
*Pulled & thinned lots of mint from front house garden bed as well as over all early spring cleaning and weeding.
*Replanted all the mint I could INSIDE the chicken coop. Being they ignored and turned their noses up to it last year including the massive one by their gate, I decided to plant it on along the inside of their fence and right up next to their coop. My big hope is the mint will work for keeping the air fresher.
* Discovered a Tuscan Blue Rosemary I never planted lasted was still in it's pot in the front garden bed & growing strong. Now how did that happen? So I planted the survivor at the Rose climber corner of the chicken run. Also cleaned/weeded & thinned the Climbing rose area as well as the brick mint spot.
* Another surprise discovery was finding the greek oregano growing like winter never happened. What a surprise. Although I can not help but be worried what price we may pay for not having as many Freezes. PLEASE no mosquito's! They get worse every year.
* The Lavender & Thyme along the Picket fence front have survived so far. I have never had luck with Lavender and this stuff only cost me $2 a piece at the end of the season last year. The thyme was given to us from Mr. J
* Noting the first sproutings of Motherwort have begun. Still have just 1 ping tung eggplant. Why do I feel They may end up being a reseed. I rarely have luck with them and their even on the heat may. Grrr.