The Potager

The Potager

Friday, August 2, 2013

Garden tidying

It felt so good to be able to get back in the Potager and tidy it up a bit. I promise you I did no lifting or anything strenuous.
Hubby helped me by pulling out the finished pea supporter and the Old German tomato plant that was doing nothing. I was then able to weed all the beds while sitting on a little stool and side dress the plants with an organic fertilizer.
The cucumbers were cut away from the pepper plants and they are looking better already. There are plenty of cucumbers left.
I was able to plant beets, beans and some lettuce in the cleaned-up beds. I'm hoping this screen shades the lettuce without getting damaged until I can construct a more garden worthy structure. The screen should be on one of my windows.
I also got to do a little cleanup in my flower garden. Since it is not raised beds, there is not a lot that can be done from a stool, so there are still a ton of weeds in here.
Still it looks much better than before, almost like a place you would want to sit in to relax. A nice tidy garden. Ahhh. Now about the house.....

Thursday, August 1, 2013

I will choose the Season I Bloom, thank you!

My Lenten Rose is blooming. I thought these bloomed in late winter/early spring. This one was bought in bloom in the fall, bloomed all winter and then bloomed the next year, but not this past year. I thought it was dead. I guess it wants to be a fall blooming Hellebore! That's fine by me.