Yesterdays gardening!


Today I did the following;

picked the last green beans and peas
weeded two beds
planted 12 tomato plants – is there no end!?
planted 9 eggplants
transplanted 4 basil plants
pulled the peas, put in compost
dug a row of potatoes, put in compost
pulled spent brassicas, added to the compost pile
pulled a row of finished green beans, added to compost!
chopped all the aforementioned garden refuse for the compost pile, check out tomorrows  post for compost pics
hauled a LOT of straw for the compost pile
mulched the new tomatoes
planted a hill of watermelon and a hill of cucumbers

and hours of miscellaneous stuff.

I had a dream that I was in a very old musty ramshackle house. The cupboards were bare. Dusty and completely empty. I was rummaging through everything to see if there was any food anywhere. I kept looking over and over in…

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  1. Living in a fourth floor walkup with no outside space, I take great vicarious pleasure form your garden. I hope you don’t mind!

  2. Wow, your beans are done already! Mine are just reaching for the poles….but Iowa is north.
    Your gardening methods are really interesting, and the photos are just beautiful. You have created a paradise there. A paradise with lots of upkeep, but nonetheless, a great place to be.

    • yarnspinnerpress says:

      Sarah made a gamble and planted a row of bush beans in early March during a warn spell. It paid off – there were only 2 very light freezes that didn’t nip the covered beans. There are many more rows in and at various stages of harvest. One more large crop will go in in a few weeks to harvest for canning.

      This is the first year for this garden and next year will be a snap compared. Lots of mulch keeps the weeds down! Just gotta pick and enjoy.

  3. Jan Wells says:

    I haven’t had green beans yet either in Springfield but they’re looking good. Why did you just plant tomatoes & do you already have some planted. I’d also love to know what you plan to feed them.

    • yarnspinnerpress says:

      There are a dozen tomatoes almost 4 feet high in another bed. These were mostly afterthoughts and some strays that needed a home. The Mittleider elements will be used on them along with a foiliar feed of fish emulsion, calcium, kelp, molasses and epsom salts.

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