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It's the dead of winter and my garden is still directly supplying me with food! I "unearthed" some collard greens buried in a snow drift, kept protected from the elements. With olive oil and vinegar, they tasted great!
14 hours ago
Suddenly my gardening efforts have turned into real work. 77F today, cold rain coming on Friday. I'm soooo glad I don't live in MA, I feel their pain. I'm scrambling to sand and paint my rain barrels. Schlepped concrete pavers for them to sit on, levelled with my handy dandy level, I think they are about ready for the barrels - tomorrow they should be finished and final placement on Thursday before the rain comes.
Joan, I took local advice ... "dig hole, mix original soil with three shovels of compost, mix well and plant tree". Soaked roots in root starter first, and them emptied gallon of solution around tree after planting. Added additional compost around tree. Will put some mulch over it all tomorrow. And not too close to trunk. :)
Planted both nectarine and plum in this manner. Will lightly prune both. A soft humming of a Jimmy Buffet song, a happy dance, and they should grow!
Placing rain barrels required I move my Confederate Jasmine from smart pot on patio and plant into the ground - in an area with good dirt. Yeahhh! Pruned it back and now have several cuttings which I'm going to soak in rooter starter and than put into pots. Will pass along to someone who will appreciate them if they grow. Such inspiration on here that I'm planning to try my hand at starting new plants from everything I prune. Will be wonderful to give away.
Randall, "Mysteries of Gardening". No truer words were spoken! Every day is like starting over for me.
31 minutes ago