Well, my gardens are beginning to take shape. I've been hardening off what I started inside and planting some of the flower and veggie plants. I think I have finally achieved a pleasing design for my blueberry patch after a few missteps. I've been digging up and clearing the garden beds of weeds and debris. My neighbor's 3 year old son loves to help me dig--not because of gardening, but because he loves worms. I personally could do without them other than that I know they're good for the soil. I'll be glad to have everything planted and mulched where my main concern will be to merely water everything. I have so much else to do that has been neglected during this harried gardening period. And, of course, I hope to take many pictures of a bountiful harvest. :)
A visitor to my neighbor's house (other neighbor) boldly offered to buy my trellises. I tried to explain that I don't do business things. And she was like, "oh, right, I know... how about a donation?" I explained how I made them from trees that I had cut down in the backyard, and we have a limited number of trees. She seemed like a nice enough person, but sheesh, some people just need to learn that everything isn't for sale. Does she not have trees in her own backyard?? What's wrong with a little grimy manual labor anyway? And in case she didn't notice, my trellises are already being used. Hmph.
Apr 18, 2008 | 1:10 PM PST
Hi Carol, it's nice to see you again. First, the worms, I just ordered 1000 earth worms to add to a few places that I started on lawn fabric. The soil is mounded up about 8 inches but hasn't any access for worms, so I'm digging grooves and filling in with oatmeal and worms and covering them with more compost. I am so glad you stuck to your guns about selling a part of yourself, your creativity, but it was a compliment to you.
You have a great day and happy gardening. Bill Mitchell