Hello! Well I spent an hour today cleaning up the old plants. Yes, you’re right, I should have done it sooner, but I didn’t. I made decent headway with my self watering containers.
I moved the containers of iris bulbs to the front yard and placed them around the roses and geraniums. It should prove a glorious show in May when they start blooming. I love giving my neighbors something pretty to look at.
I still have a few more containers to clean out, and I have to rethread my Burpee poles for my beans and peas. Being an organic hippie mama, I want to use jute that will decompose, but dear hubby thought I should use nylon which would last more than one season. Good thing he won’t be with me when I buy it.
The birds will be disappointed when I plant this up since I’ve been using the poles to hold my socks for nyger seeds and hummingbird feeders.
Speaking of Burpee, they have a new container corn that I’m so tempted to try. Yes I know, it’s not heirloom nor organic, but the time when I tried growing corn in the container, it was so disappointing. And I love fresh picked corn.
I’m planning out the garden this year. And I may actually limit my tomatoes. Gasp. I signed up for a CSA box with a friend, so I’ll get the box every other week. I’m committed to making more vegetables. But I need to have my heirloom beefsteaks in my backyard. Nothing is better then picking one around 4pm when it’s warmed by the sun, and you slice it & put some olive oil and kosher salt on it. Ok, I’m making myself hungry again.
I love the beans and peas, and always have to have lemon cucumbers. I usually do summer squash, but the years I’ve grown winter squash, I never catch it in time before some evil bug bores a hole in it which is really disappointing. So maybe I’ll try something different this year.
My blueberries have all died, and I’m wondering how I messed that up. One of the four strawberry containers died, so I’ll either replant with strawberries or repurpose.
The Mexican lime is doing well and produced super marvelous limes that were great in margaritas and gin & tonics as well as when I’d cook fish. The tangerine and tangelo were so bitter this year. But then, so were the oranges that were planted in the ground so I wonder if it was the warmer weather conditions.
The plumb tree has some lovely flowers on it. We had a sudden chill and I covered it overnight, and the blossoms all seem fine.
Are you getting ready for spring planting?