Cottage Planters – Spring 2010
By the way, yesterday’s aerial map article is post #1,000 on my Sugar Mountain Farm blog. A bit of a milestone. Comments are at 7,096. I have 425 posts that are drafts. They’re written and pending, needing a little polish and waiting for me to release them into the wild. I’m article retentive…
Our gardens are a bit behind some people’s but then we just had an almost freezing night so that puts a bit of a delay on things. For one of our new gardens this year I spread a compost pile and the plants there are loving it. The cottage sits on the ledge of the mountain so planting there is a trick. Last year I put in some planters which did very well. This year Ben added a mix of soil and compost between the planters. Sunflowers, onions and potatoes are planted in that between space in addition to the peas, lettuce, radishes, broccoli, garlic and other things in the planters themselves. It’s starting to look green. By late July the sunflowers should shade the cottage windows well.
By the way, the soaker hose is not to actually water the garden. I put it out and get it all hooked up and this appears to cause the sky to cloud over and it to rain. Works like a charm. If it doesn’t rain, keep adding more soaker hose because obviously you don’t have enough out yet. :)
Outdoors: 70°F/44°F Partially Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 69°F/67°F
Daily Spark: Evil is within the Devil.