I hope this works….

If you don't experiment, you don't learn.

More Gardening stuff…I am obsessed right now.

It didn’t snow and I did play in the garden this afternoon!  I re-planted the spinach and the peas….the spinach I planted on the 4th of April didn’t grow at all, but there were three pea plants….:)  The squirrels got the rest I assume, as the pea patch was riddled with holes.  I also planted Butterhead Lettuce and Rainbow Swiss Chard.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I did the garden up last fall using the Lasagna Gardening method.  Right now my gardens are heaps of straw and manure and leaves.  When I “planted” the seeds, I put down compost on top of the straw, broadcast the seeds on top of that, then added a shower of dirt and then watered them.  I have no idea if it will work, but the book says it will.  I am trusting the book.  I want a healthy garden this year.

Last year I had tons of aphids and cabbage eaters and this white mold-like stuff on all my squash leaves.  All the rest of my green babies did well, except for the bush beans, they hardly produced at all for no reason I could discern.

I went to a local gardening shop and bought stuff I forgot to get seeds for.  I forgot to buy Cucumber seeds!  Can you believe it?  I can’t, yet I did. So I bought 2 baby cukes and 2 baby golden sweet peppers and 1 baby parsley plant, 6 cabbage and 6 Brussels sprouts…I have had no luck with the last two veggies, but hope springs eternal and I love to eat them, so I am going to try again.  Of course, last year we had 2 horrid, terrible hail storms in two days, so a lot of things got damaged and never quite recovered.

I also bought 2,000 lady bugs today.  I find it funny that you have to water them every day. I think if I name them all “Bob” (a friend’s suggestion) and make that sound when I mist them, they will come to associate that sound with sudden flooding and run in the opposite direction.  I might be able to control them that way……


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