Friday, March 27, 2009

Planted out.

I got my peach tree in the ground. I'll put the cherry tree further up the hill. I have considered another plum tree, but I can't find one that doesn't need a pollinator buddy. I also planted the jasmine.

I opened the hoophouse today for some air. I buried the fig cuttings completely in the small propagator outside. They seemed a little dry. I hope they sprout.

On the advice of my mom last weekend, I enlarged the pathway opening in the living hedge. I need to be able to drive the truck through to bring in more leaf mulch this summer for the garden.

And then, I went to work. I picked up some clearance grass seed today. 2 7lb bags for $1 each. It's 1-2 years old, but there should be plenty of viable seed left to cover this area until the bermuda spreads to fill in. I'm just tired of walking on mud.


Remy said...

Hey! I think I can leave a comment this time. For some reason I couldn't get it to work the other day on your blog. Anyway, I'm so jealous of your beautiful tomato babies! I'm still staring at lifeless seed starting trays, lol.
I also commend you on all the work you've done so far. If you get bored of it, you can come here and do some for me : )

Gardeness said...

Wish I had all that room for so many great trees. Love the hoop house. You've been busy!

Tom - 7th Street Cottage said...

Thanks Remy. I tried to make it easier by allowing anyone to post. I think I have it figured out now.

I love tomatoes. I started them back in February. The cherry varieties are still only about 1" tall and just getting their first true leaves. They are inside under lights.

I don't think I'll get bored LOL.

Thanks Gardeness. It's a simple contraption to build. Some rebar, some pvc pipe, some concrete blocks to hold the heat during the winter, and some plastic. I have been busy. I had almost 4 months of no work so I needed something to keep me occupied. Hopefully next year won't be so much work as most of my perennials will be in the ground this year.

engineeredgarden said...

Tom, that hoophouse full of seedlings is impressive! Wow....


Tom - 7th Street Cottage said...

You see all that green? It's mostly tomatoes. :)