I'd much rather read than write so it's not much of a blog...
Saturday, May 31, 2008
The tomato seedlings are outside in a place where they can get their first sun with some protection, on a table where the chipmunks have difficulty getting into them. The plants had outgrown the lights on the porch and some have flower buds so they're in good shape for the garden next week after the last bit of work on the reconstructed beds.
Friday, May 30, 2008
The seed was a year old and I wasn't sure of the viability so I cast it thickly. Renee's Garden seed, Monet's Garden Mesclun & Heirloom Cutting Mix, must have had close to 100% germination because it is now a thick mat of very slowly growing lettuces and a pain to thin. Still the flavor of the 'micro greens' with a drizzle of good olive oil, some Malden salt and fresh ground pepper makes the chore worthwhile.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
I should admit upfront that we have no business owning two acres. The Mister, also known as The Tenant, has no discernible interest in the place. He's content to duck all kinds of overgrown vegetation (and to risk breaking an ankle in one of the various holes in the yard) when he does his one chore, mowing.
I had all but given up walking around the far side of the garden for fear of getting poked in an eye by a dead branch of a huge, old honeysuckle. The near side was getting almost as bad so yesterday I cut back big branches of choke cherry, elm and the damn honeysuckle along with some lesser stuff. Maybe not apparent to anyone but me, but a big improvement nonetheless.