As I planned my day, I took a few snaps of what is actually starting to appear in the gardens. Spring bulbs are so trustworthy. The daffodils are starting to really ramp up the blossom. Note to self: plant more daffodil and narcissus this fall. The first clump of tulips are showing a bit of colour ( I know I planted orange bulbs, but obviously someone got their wires crossed).
Yesterday I started a project I have been planning for some time. One corner of my veggie garden is eternally wet and nothing grows well there. Now we have had three wet summers running since we moved here, so a dry summer may prove things differently. Anyway, I determined that if I could dig a trench across the garden from the wet spot to the roadside ditch, I could probably take some of the moisture from the offending corner.
Armed with my trusty shovel, I began the digging. I had several lengths of drainage pipe (salvaged from landfill of course) which I laid carefully in the trench. I left it overnight to see just what would happen. Unfortunately I appear to have dug a trench which is virtually level, no fall towards the ditch. I'm not sure how to proceed, but I guess I will fill it in and see if it can get rid of water, once the ditch is dried up. As you can see there is the same level of water lying in the trench at either end, and if I slope it any further toward the ditch, it will only backfill from there. On to plan B (which make take a year or two to even percolate).
Period 2 of my day, is getting manure. A week or so back, an ad for free manure appeared on Kijiji. I emailed the poster telling them I had zero time last week, but that I would be interested this week. Last night I phoned the lady, and she gave me directions on how to get there this morning. So eldest and I are off to collect poop, once she rolls out of bed. Youngest abhors anything either horticultural or excretory.
Period 3 is in the greenhouse. I moved all my wave petunias from the basement to the hoophouse yesterday afternoon. I did another few flats of cuttings last night. This morning we will start transferring the plants from 4 packs into 4" pots, so they can expand their little horizons.
|Looks pretty sparce, but wait until everything has found its new home|
And then I'm off to Melodia Monday practice tonight. Sounds like a full day, and I see the sky is darkening in before I even begin. Will be fun to see how much of my dayplan actually sees fruition.
And that is about all I have to say for today.
Musings and meanderings from the Musical Gardener.