Saturday, April 21, 2012

Busy Work Day

  • Pulled up sod for new flower/herb bed
  • Worked in some beautiful black compost
  • Covered the bed with mulch
3 hours (really sucks to break up hardpan clay)
  • Dug holes and moved clay and grass to compost pile
  • Planted bushes that have been in planters for 3 years
  • mixed straw, clay and sod in compost pile
2 hours
  • added compost to raised beds
  • mixed compost, soil, and last year's mulch for a very tilthy soil
  • planted lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, and onions in beds that had tomatoes, potatoes, and peppers last year
  • covered plant beds with wood chips
  • (found unharvested potatoes starting to sprout!)
2 hours

  • watered all the mulched beds
30 mins

Work left:
  • At least a dozen potted bushes
  • 40 strawberry roots ($8 at Walmart!)
  • most of the straw, clay, grass to compost
10 hours? 20 hours?

I'm too tired and too sore for doing this again tomorrow!

...crap, wanted to get a half flat of marigolds to put in the raised beds to confuse pests and to provide nectar and pollen for the new bees. Ugh at least another hour of digging and watering.