Even though I lift the cardboard and add compost scraps in the bin, my worms have dissappeared I bought two korean tea plants and a Carpathian walnut to add to the Manregion and the black walnut so today digging the hole and just as expensive is the posts and cattle panels I am putting around this tree for a number of years to protect it and keep my goats off it . I planted dwarf Italian prune plum and dwarf Cupid and Romeo cherries in half barrels to give me time to think about where on earth they will go and also bought cranberry vines I will keep in pots afor a while till I can pay more attention to a sort of roughed planting area along a drainage swale that has more naturalized planting at the moment . Since it runs through my orchard proper the goats do not have access but I may end up ziplining the dwarf goats in there so they eat down between the plantings, I was thinking of just moving some 8 foot metal panels around and secure them to the posts around fruit trees to stop the goats from any trees they may be able to reach from the zipline . Its work but tall grass and voles are worse .
I put up the rest of my row markes, put up my 'cattle panel' pea trellis and planted Cascadia Peas ; and tilled two half-rows for German Butterball Potatoes. I planted some potatoes in the trench , but most I'm trying on top of the soil surface and under a thick pile of straw, for a bit of a comparison.
nothing today but talk a bit about gardening and projects.
this past week has been nice enough weather to let me get out and get some weeding done and also to start working on recovering part of a large area that was let go for a few years (so it has been mowed the past few years instead of weeded). even if i can only get a part of it done this year it helps as it is that much less to mow and more to weed, but at least when i weed a garden i get flowers and food back besides avoiding having to mow that area.
the garden soil in that area is really nice and rich after being amended by years of cutting back the alfalfa and birdsfoot trefoil and letting the worms eat it all several times a season and now the sod/grasses will also be yet another round of worm food.
Last Edit: Apr 5, 2021 1:24:19 GMT -5 by flowerbug
Post by jackjohnston20 on Apr 18, 2021 9:21:11 GMT -5
I am learning how to prepare coffee. I really enjoy drinking coffee. I make flat whites like a latte except in a smaller cup and with double the espresso so espresso:milk ratio is much larger. I am glad I now have an espresso machine.I used to make flat whites with no foam at all but it was impossible to carry it to tables without spilling it. I wish flat white was never invented because of all the confusion surrounding how it should be.
I planted some flax seeds and lettuce seeds. I intended to plant more, but an incoming rain shower was enough for me to postpone that idea for the time being. Now I don't have to worry about watering the garden for the time being.
i used to have a lot more flax here growing, two kinds, the sort of perennial kind that has black seeds and an annual that has golden seeds. lovely flowers. i should try to find some seeds and get some planted here this year, they're nice plants and the bees always can use more variety of plants. thanks for reminding me.
mostly i've been working on getting the garden reclaimed so i can plant more beans in there this season. i'm almost done. a few more days and then i can get back to other projects that are waiting. i'm not sure how much this week is going to cooperate, warm, rains, etc. we'll see...
Last Edit: May 16, 2021 21:00:52 GMT -5 by flowerbug
trying to get a large garden weeded before we do more planting. i still haven't finished my other project either, but that's ok, it will get done eventually... i'm just glad it has rained and cooled down.