Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Between downpours and the dog ¨helping¨, I try to continue on with the garden.
I shifted the plastic over to start a new patch. It´s done a pretty good job since it was placed in late November. I put down two tarps to cover what haven´t turned yet and threw down some cut grass on the rest. I keep thinking there must be an easier, faster way, but even renting a tiller, the ground is too wet to work.
Next, I dug a trench from the edge of the plot to the ruts leading to the pasture. The elevation is slightly against water flow, but with the quantity of rain that´s falling, it can´t hurt.
The back of the shed is an eyesore, but I have designs on putting some kind of water tank at the back to take advantage of the roof run off. In the meantime, last year I hacked back the shrubbery, cleared out 3 bags of broken bottles and other trash and then abandoned the effort after realizing that the roots of the shrubs and the stones of the bed had all intermingled into a nightmare. Now the shrubs are bouncing back.
highly poisonous, especially to animals. Obviously, hard to kill and growing all over.
On to the wall, which the neighbor had to take down in order to yank out a bunch of weedy evergreens that had been planted on top. The stones just got stacked randomly back into place and some day will need to be rebuilt, but in the meantime is sporting a green mass of weeds. If anyone knows what any of these are and can recommend yanking them or letting them be, speak up.
And a new pasture weed which is spreading rapidly. With small, pretty blue flowers, it´s similar to a weed we had in Chicago, Creeping Charlie or Glechoma hederacea. That was a nightmare to get rid of. Any thoughts?
Thanks for your help and I hope you are all accomplishing more.