aelfie (aelfie) wrote,

Last Year's Garden

Was, in fact, pretty pathetic. I couldn't get anything to grow. The severe lack of water may have had something to do with this, but I'm not sure.

A few weeks ago, right before the Super Bowl Party, we decided to rake up several years worth of leaves from both the lawn and the tanbark under the play structure. As I was having the children haul it all out to the street for pickup, I realized I was sending out beautiful mulch. So I had the kids dump it on the garden space. A mix of partially composted leaves and tanbark. Good Stuff! And its about 3-4 inches thick over the garden space. It should really help the garden this year.

I went out and looked at the garden today to survey the spontaneous growth of green stuff due to rain. Awesome! In addition to a bunch of weeds, I've got cilantro and garlic coming up! Neither of which I've planted recently. These are plants/seeds left over from last year. I'll give it a couple of more days and harvest some cilantro and I'll try to remember to harvest the garlic sometime.

Now that February is over, I'll have to start thinking about this years garden. I may have to attempt to make the drip system work. I've got three heads in that section of the garden, I'd just have to purchase a bunch of lines and drip spouts. The garden might actually do something this year if I do that!
Tags: gardening., musings

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