|Go, Pat! Go!! March 2011|
|Awesome Dirt--we'll send a sample to Texas A&M Soil|
Lab for analysis
Not only has Pat been busy tilling a vegetable garden, but he took our cinder blocks and made an onion bed out front as well. We had planted onions in the same spot for several years in the herb garden, and they turned out nicely until the last couple of years. Either they were not planted at the right time, or we failed to amend the soil properly. Whatever the reason, our onion crop has been scant to say the least.
|New onion bed|
Other goals that are in progress, include:
2. Cut down at least 4 trees and reorganize wood pile: We've cut down one tree that fell during the snow and re-organized the woodpile.
3. Tidy all bulb gardens: Why bother what was blooming just fine? We'll probably nix this one!
4. Cindy wants to re-work Turk's Cap garden: I've gotten a good start, but have a long way to go. I've dug up as many Parrot Lilies as possible, and more are growing as we speak. A sort of Parrot Lilies' revenge most likely. I need to rake out the leaves, trim the salvias some more as I was waiting for them to leaf out some before making drastic cuts, and purchase more plants!
5. Replace and add more salvias: Goes with #4, but there are many other areas in the yard we could use some salvias. The cost of plants is most likely what will keep this lofty goal in check.
6. Add more lovely herbs to the herb garden: Pat has added some lettuces so far. There haven't been many herbs out in pots to buy. We definitely want to buy some Lemon Balm. Pat did buy some Yarrow, but that is planted out front in full sun.
7. Read Herb Gardening book and use herbs for soaps, oils, and such: I've started this somewhat.
8. Get a few Guineas: Waiting for our son Matt to graduate from SFA and move back home to help out with this project since he is---The Chicken Man!!