[Homestead] Garden on the mind
cayadopi at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 20 16:52:13 EDT 2009
Hey Rob, I planted a lot of sunflower seeds in with my corn........... a tip from a companion planting guide..... "to fight earworm caterpillars, attract birds by planting sunflowers" with the corn.
I'm looking forward to eating the leftover sunflower seeds too !
I also planted sunflowers outside my south windows to look at, and pole beans on my east windows (for shade from the desert sun and food).
Planted a lot yesterday.... still more to go.
First attempt, and have killed a lot of seedlings by accident................ but still working it !
"If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”— Samuel Adams
--- On Sun, 4/19/09, Robert Walton <waltonrp at gmail.com> wrote:
From: Robert Walton <waltonrp at gmail.com>
Subject: [Homestead] Garden on the mind
To: homestead at lists.ibiblio.org
Date: Sunday, April 19, 2009, 8:12 PM
Glad to see some posts. I'm sure everyone has been busy. I like that about
spring. Time to get shaking and get some work done. What I do in spring sets
the tone for the rest of the year.
There are lots of little sunflowers coming up everywhere from seed that the
birds dropped, I'm letting a few well placed ones grow.
I outlined the herb plot with Jerusalem Artichokes. I'm sure I'll
that some day!
The chamomile reseeded itself. I lost the rosemary to cold. I see arugula
coming up very late. Also have some creasy salad coming up and some spinach
mustard. It might be a productive little plot. I also planted a nice little
spot of Alfalfa. I want it for tea.
I planted out my onions I grew from seed today. I planted some other starts
and sets I'd bought. Mental note to plant onion seed on New Years Day 2010.
I counted 180 Ailsa Craig plants. That's my heirloom. I hope it does well,
I'd like to save seed. I planted probably 100 Candy onions, I've
that hybrid for 3 years and it always makes nice onions.
It's been so rainy here, I just had yesterday and today to get in the
garden. It's been on the cool side, hard frost last week, but I was
surprised at how warm the soil is. Those whippoorwills must know what they
are doing, they are back.
Rob - Va
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