This first effort is inside my hoophouse. This was just a weedy corner, with a tarp or two piled up, six bags of cow manure and a family of garter snakes. Eviction notices were served and this is day one.
|Eight pepper plants and four tomato plants, set in new topsoil.|
|Eight more tomatoes.|
And next year, well................................
We love blackberries. As a child we used to go and pick wild ones, and get thoroughly scratched up in the process of getting the little black jewels. I was in a garden center the other day and they had four thornless blackberry plants on half price - three concepts that tickled my fancy. So I bought them. But now I had the dilemma of where to put them.
I know they need their own separate area - they get big and all-consuming. I know they like dry feet - that can be a problem on our low property. I know they need winter protection. So the south side of my little greenhouse, seemed to be the logical spot. The greenhouse will hopefully provide a little shelter from the all-out north winds, and hopefully the passive heat generated inside the greenhouse will modify the soil temperature slightly, outside. Time will tell, but I can already taste those juicy fruits.
|Please ignore weeds growing inside the greenhouse - the gardener should have done some weeding before the photo session.|
And that is all I have to say for today.
Musings and meanderings from the Musical Gardener.