Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Spring Cleaning.

I spent this morning cleaning up the hoophouse and storing all the pieces in the basement. The cardboard under the concrete pavers has nearly disintegrated. The pavers were used to create a makeshift path through the upper meadow around the fruit trees and down to the lower area of the back yard. I also used a few to provide a walkable surface between my three lower beds. In a couple of weeks, I'll be getting a truck load of compost for the two beds that still need more soil. It's good stuff, made by the neighbor of a coworker.

In one bed, the wintersown cabbage are doing great. I hope they have time to head before it gets really hot. I never have much luck with spring cabbages. I need to remember to do them again in the fall.

Ahh...feels good not to see all that "trash" in the backyard.

Now it all resides in the driveway. It'll be gone in another month or less. The high temperatures in the 80s this week should cause some rapid growth with my seedlings.

More "trash" will soon become lattice and trellises for pole beans and cucumbers. These came from a grove behind a coworker's house. She told me to take all I want and come back for more if I need it.

The figs have been repotted.

Lots of planting out this morning. I'm taking a chance on no more frosts, I know.

It's 57 degrees, up from a low of 52. The high should reach 70 shortly after lunchtime.


The Gaudy Garden said...

its getting beautiful in your yard (again).

FlowerLady said...

What a difference spring makes to winter worn gardens. I love how your place is starting to green up, fill out and it looks great with all the bordered beds. You've done a wonderful job Tom.

It is beautiful today. I've laundry drying on the lines, there's a wonderful breeze, the sun is shining and it's sunny with a few whispy clouds.

Have a great week.


Tom - 7th Street Cottage said...

Thanks Jim, FlowerLady. It's great to see things finally coming back to life. Looks like almost everything I planted last year made it. No Joe Pye weed yet, but I've never had it return. I keep planting it though.

Darla said...

What a huge difference warmer temps with some sunshine make...looking good!!!!