desertwoman, emmsmommy, martywny, have you ever used this for areas on which you plan to plant, eventually? I'm wondering if any of the ingredients would affect seeds and/or plants, even after the mix has dissolved into the soil. (I've never used anything other than pulling, stomping, covering, or other manual weed removal).
I ask b/c some areas are grown over with unwanted plants, some weeds, lots of grass (the whole back yard was grass when I moved in; Dad rototilled and/or I manually double dug most of the areas, but I couldn't always keep up with the new growth, especially over the last few years as plants literally exploded into accelerated growth).
Feel safer now, I managed to visit Roxy's "Other CG" for ideas and to assist where needed...I get to do the tall stuff.
1. Return to the rancho for free compost has been pushed into June if I can find some young, strong, muchachos to help. 2. Plant more cukes, pumpkins, pole beans, squash and lettuce. 3. Hopefully harvest beans, chard, tomatoes, onions, squash, late cabbage and Brussels sprouts. 4. Mulch! 5. Spend quality time with Hazel.
I figured I'd post my progress as with kiddo's upcoming surgery I won't be outside much this week.
1. Pick up all the river rocks that were strewn about in the shade garden. Haven't even started
2. Work on constructing bean trellises that will maximize available space. Still in progress
3. Dig up sod and prepare to lay pavers next to the deck. Just concentrating on getting the area ready this month. This will be bumped to a fall project. Garden is a necessity plus there's sand and gravel to get yet.
4. Finish up the potato garden Still needs some sort of fence but finished as it's going to be
5. Remove mortar from salvaged blocks and create two more beds. 50% finished one bed to go. Did get the area fenced.
6. Strawberries: Repot the hanging basket strawberries. I honestly never thought they'd overwinter and they definitely need bigger pots. Repot the alpine strawberries in the small strawberry jar as they dry out too quickly and need a better mix. Replace the alpine strawberry in the herb garden that didn't make it through winter. Give kiddo's new plant a place to grow. Yahoo! One completely finished!
7. Multi-sow more beet transplants as some of the first crop are big enough to harvest. May get to that this week.
8. Work on cleaning around the fence in the garden as creeping Charlie is invading the path. We'll I did cut the bloom spikes off the yellow dock. Discovered a horseradish plant growing along the edge of the fence where I had a container of cuttings in 2020. The main path and paths between the beds look great; it's the outside edges that resemble a jungle .
I did expect much progress this month but did accomplish several things not on the list so not kicking myself too much.
1. Harvest garlic 2. Plant crookneck squash in garlic space 3. Plant fall broccoli in onion space 4. Start canning! Beans will be first. 5. Harvest onions 6. Plant cukes in pea space, once peas are done.