Finally! A warm day, very little wind, and a babysitter to play with Angel, all at the same time!
Boy, did I learn something over the last year….
Those of you who have been hanging around the Corner for a while might remember this from last year, when in desperation I tried a new-to-me technique for dealing with weeds and cutting my workload.
When I pulled the newspaper-and-straw mulch off the bed on Wednesday, the bed was clean, save two or three weeds that had sneaked-in around the edges, and the soil was soft and crumbly. Soon as I can get another pair of (grownup) hands to help put the trellis in, we’ll plant the peas, carrots, beets and salad greens here. (Saturday looks like a good possibility)
And these beds will get the Sheet Mulch treatment this season. The less time spent weeding, the better!
We had two nice days this week (it’s raining and 45 today) with loads of warm sunshine, and the trees and shrubs made up a little of their lost time:
That bud on the kitchen garden apple tree was tightly closed on Monday. Wednesday afternoon, the green was showing…