I’m trying to pace myself since I’m also prospecting for new clients (i’m a social media manager, if you know of anyone who needs me). The truth is I had a lot of work to do since the garden was borderline chaos last year with my banged up leg and all.
So the past two weekends, I’ve been cutting down the mint and trying to dig out the roots as best I can.
I’ve gotten my seeds from Burpee and need to restring my beanpoles. Darling hubby promised he’d help. I found some lovely jute twine at my local Ace that I’ll be using. I need to build back up the soil underneath the poles (and get rid of the grass that’s growing underneath one….I’m planning on using a plastic bag).
I’m not sure where I’ll put the bird feeders and nyger seed socks. Maybe the birds will just have to wait for a spell. They’re not terribly patient.
So next weekend, we’ll restring, and I’ll plant peas on one pole. Then when the grass has died out, I’ll add more soil and in May, plant green beans. When the peas are done, I’ll plant more green beans, and then when the first green beans die out, I’ll plant more peas for the fall.
This year, I got some seed potatoes. I read an article where you can grow them in a simple laundry basket, so I’ll be trying that out next weekend as well.
And I’ll be planting carrots, radishes, spinach and lettuce.
Mid May, I’ll make my annual trip to Scotts Valley to purchase my Love Apple Farms tomatoes. It’s funny, because I’ll promise myself to stop at 8-10 tomato plants since I want to grow so much else in the garden, but I usually come home with about 24 plants.
What were you working on this weekend?