- Picked a handful of beans (this morning.)
- Mowed the yard with the riding mower, the trim mower and trimmed with the weedeater.
- Mowed a new pathway into our slope area using the push mower. Yes that's the same one I nearly blew up last year if you're wondering! I hope to add a neat little staircase from reclaimed wood eventually. For now I'll just keep it trimmed and maybe I can get to that this fall.
- Re-mulched and added some salvias to a front corner garden near the road. I also trained a morning glory to climb a twisting plant stake. It should turn into a big column of blooms soon!
- Moved irises from the mailbox garden and the birdbath garden to the new border garden. (I need to show you that.) The irises in the birdbath garden were crowding out some coreopsis and coneflowers and needed to be divided.
- Weeded and pulled an assortment of junk grasses from the vegetable garden. In the process I uprooted some onions that had gotten completely cover in weeds. I put them back in and covered them hopefully they will be fine. They are red onions, my favorite!
- Planted various plants that were ready to go into the ground. Some were raised from cuttings like the penstemon, 3 salvias, crape myrtle and 2 Veronicas. While others were raised from seed like the lavender and a 'Blue Carpet' catmint.
- Weeded anywhere I happened to see a rogue weed. When I get into weeding kicks I can just keep on going, there's always one more weed to pull and I have to consciously stop myself.
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Wednesday, June 17, 2009
A Few Garden Chores Accomplished
While the girls were at their grandparent's house today I was able to get quite a bit done in the yard. Here's the list of accomplishments in no particular order:
Dave is the author of Growing The Home Garden and runs a small nursery business growing vegetables and herbs for local customers in Spring Hill, TN. (Blue Shed Gardens or FB page). He has written for gardening publications, Troy-Bilt and Lowe's and is available for edible garden consulting. Dave gardens organically and when he isn't writing, collecting seeds, or propagating plants he's parenting his 4 children as a stay at home dad.