Saturday, March 18, 2017
Happy St. Patrick´s Day
I did get some early red potatoes in by St. Patrick´s Day. But the forecast is for rain and frost next week, so I´m not too worried about the main crop yet.
Sowed parsnips, carrots, spinach, red lettuce and peas. Planted some baby rhubarb that miraculously survived the winter in their little pots. And transplanted some thriving parsley that was in the way of the new raised rose beds. The good news is the veg beds are really easy to turn over after all that digging last year.
Someone please send me an email next January telling me I don´t need more bare root roses. Not that it will do any good, I suppose. The beds are double dug, a layer of horse manure and leaves, topped with the original soil and amended with bagged manure and worm castings. Using the many, many rocks for drainage channels, to keep the plants from having wet feet.
Ghislaine de Feligonde is in a big pot on the northeast side of the house where she gets sun from about 9 in the morning until about 2 in the afternoon, in March. She should get to about 10 feet.
The beds from last year are coming to life. Including a mushroom that hitched a ride on the leaves I picked up last year.
Hyacinths are still blooming.
And the azaleas are starting up. Hope the chilly weather doesn´t do them in.
And now I´m going to have a Guiness or three.