Friday, March 27, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
I planted some lettuce seed in the garden today. I dug this small bed, spread some seed and covered with a bucketful of compost. There are feral cats in the neighborhood and they like nothing better than to dig in freshly dug earth, so on top of the compost I sprinkled some blood meal. It is usually effective as a deterrent to critters. I'll see if it works for cats.
This is my potato bed. I'm going to plant on top of the soil and cover with mulch, leaves and staw, but I did dig two trenches about 4 inches deep and filled them with compost. I'll probably plant the tubers this weekend. I want to add some bone meal to the soil before I plant and did not have any. Sometimes I put out potatos too early. They come up, but there is always a chance a late freeze will kill the leaves that have sprouted. They recover, but black foliage is not pretty in the garden.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
My little garden angel is once again wrapped up in her snow hat and coat.
I think the mystery of the critter in my garden is solved. After checking my trusty Google search engine, I learned that skunks do indeed love bonemeal. When skunks forage in the soil, they make a very distinct circular pattern and this is what I observed around my pansies. Looks like mini alien crop circles. :) I like to use bonemeal, but will consider using super phosphate instead. It accomplishes the same thing - strong roots and blooms.