Monday, May 21, 2012
Here is the current state of the garden. I finally got around to putting things in the ground (like the potatoes that were colonizing my kitchen). Except for the mint, everything is freshly planted. I'm planting potatoes based upon this method, which tells me to cover the shoots halfway everytime they reach 10-12" in height.
Because all of my seeds are so old, I've put two seeds of each type in every spot. We'll see if anything germinates.
I've made a nice bucket of compost tea with my chicken poop and I've watered all of my plantings with this.
I've also put basil seeds in a large gardening bucket that is on the front porch. Hopefully it'll grow because I do love basil.
I'm also well again into the war with the trumpet vine. I've had my third or fourth foray into the backyard to cut back everything green and trumpet vine shaped. It is friggin tough.
I would like to put vining plants along the side of the house, but it is currently full up on hosta and other type large green things. I will need more than a spoon and hands to get rid of it. A weedwhacker would be nice. But we'll see what I can come up with.