Monday, April 26, 2004

Garden Journal-- Charleston

Bed A contains rosemary, 3 kinds of mint, sage, thyme, cucumbers, zucchini, head lettuce, beets, summer squash and butternut squash.

Bed B contains 3 tomatoes, Italian Romano Beans, summer savory, carrots, yellow onions and one sad little cabbage.

Various containers in the garden are holding cherry tomatoes, basil, dill, radishes and carrots.

~A~’s Pumpkins are planted with some four o’clocks around that 2 x 4, just below the frame. The sunflower house is just to the right of what you can see here.


Baby Sunflower in a cutworm ring

Lettuce and Mint

We have pole beans planted in a circle around a freestanding clothes dryer. The PVC ring on the ground will form the base for the twine to attach to the top.

Friday, April 16, 2004

Gardening journal-- Charleston

Dug Bed C yesterday

double dug then layered newspaper, potash, turned earth and compost. The soil there was rich and black I am excited about it.

Miracle Gro Day

The kids were outside at 8.30 am so I went with the flow. We inspected the toads and green frogs then got to work. Used miracle gro on veg beds, all outside potted plants, sunflower house, slope, butterfly garden, fairy garden and roses.

Rose garden

Blooming like crazy! Weeded grass, deep watered into milk jugs, blew some ant farms away with the hose (got bitten a LOT), laid newspaper then cedar on top. Two bags of cedar were NOT enough. Will need to get some more today or newspaper wil dry up and blow away. N accidentally broke purple gazing globe by thinking it was a ball and tossing it onto the cement garden border.