Monday, May 7, 2012

weekend update

Got most everything planted yesterday. First deadheaded the perennials, put down grass seed and watered. Ripped out the last of the bolted arugula from the raised bed. Then I hauled the last two bags of mushroom compost over two the south-facing bed and dug those in. Behold my half-assed hardening-off technique: plop the tray with all the flowers and tomatoes and basil on the patio, in the shade under the sumac the day before, leave them out overnight and plant the next day.

First the Robesons went in the raised bed.


With cages:

Then the Sungolds and the basil took a ride in the wheelbarrow over to the south-facing bed.

Planted, with drip hose:

With cages:

The basil teepees are more to keep the dog off them than for anything else:

Speaking of dogs, here's our neighbor’s idiot chocolate lab, who likes to pop his head over the wall when I'm gardening next to it and Cujo at me. We're not entirely sure what his name is, so Bram and I refer to him as Cletus.

Planted the flowers in the front door pot last. Why is Elspeth Quinceberry giving me the stink eye?

1 comment:

Jim said...

Impressed by your vegan compost. You are way ahead of us easterners who are compelled by New England law to not plant until Memorial day. We think we saw Cletus on the latest episode of PBS's Sherlock 2.