We built a 4′ x 8′ raised bed a few weeks ago. We had overwintered kale and leeks, and the garlic that I planted last spring seems to have come back from the dead. We did a little rearranging, but the giant things in the middle are kale. Continue reading
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The trees arrived today: one pear, one sour cherry.
(I have since been informed that this is in fact the pear tree.)
Last summer, one of the last hydroponic lettuces that we got from our CSA had some teeny tiny leaves left on its rootball when we were done eating it. As an experiment, I planted it in one if the big containers on the balcony, beside the edamame. It grew but quickly bolted. I’ve never seen a lettuce go to seed before.
I wanted to yank the ugly thing so it wouldn’t sap nutrients from the edamame plants, but Mike got protective and wouldn’t let me kill them.
The other day I decided to yank some weeds that were getting very comfortable in the planters, and realized that some of the “weeds” in a number of my planters are actually the progeny of that little rescued lettuce. They make Mike very happy. I’m pretty happy to have free lettuce!
I used a similar technique to this one sweetdomesticity.blogspot.com/2012/03/recycled.html , but used fewer layers. Since we don’t get a newspaper, I picked up some flyers that were littering the parking lot of our grocery store. Green bonus points!