I know they are handsome, but the only thing they got served was another dose of Milorganite spread around on the grass to deter a return visit.
Spring is arriving in between the snow and sleet. Mother Nature just hasn’t made up her mind yet when it will arrive for good.
Planning a garden is contagious and spreading in this part of the country. I assisted at an Organic Gardening 101 workshop last Thursday with well over 50 people in attendance. There were current gardeners wanting to learn new skills and others anxiously planning their first gardening adventure.
Did I learn anything? Yes. I think most gardeners plant a tomato deeper than the size of its pot and usually snip off some of the lower leaves when they do that. The recommendation was to snip off those leaves about a week before planting so they could heel before they were exposed to the soil. That certainly made sense, and I wondered why I’d never heard that before. There was also a very helpful slide on how to layout a garden with twenty different options. I set up a Gardening Resources page on our MG blog. If you scroll down to Garden Layouts you will find the link.
I also ran across a good article on pruning blueberries in a small local newspaper. This gardening guy has some very interesting points on how to determine which branch to prune so check it out if you are on a pruning journey. I could have used this information before I went snip, snip.
I’ve been doing some sewing and finished a really easy queen quilt top that I hand tied. It is backed by fleece and is intended to be used in the trailer during camping season. I also made a tote bag with three pockets on the outside and three on the inside along with rings to attach keys to, and I’m working on a second one as a gift. When I’m done with that, I will start a couple of costumes for my granddaughter. Those should keep me busy until I can spend my days outside.
So, how’s your week shaping up? Are you spending time inside or outside? Got any gardening tips to share?