|jinian (jinian) wrote,|
@ 2011-05-16 08:48 am UTC
|Entry tags:||family, garden, lab|
It was a perfect weekend for allergic girls to dig outdoors, since we're between tree pollen and grass pollen surges, and it rained a bunch to wash away what pollen there was. On Saturday, Wim and I finished cutting up the black locust saplings I felled a couple of weeks ago, then weeded out a bunch of those nasty pallid bindweed roots. Then I got a little more ambitious and cleared a bed in the vegetable garden (formerly upstairs neighbors' domain, but their tenant does not want), into which I moved the rhubarb that was getting shaded out by raspberries in the front and some strawberries ditto. On Sunday, I returned to the vegetable garden and cleared another bed: two kale seedlings and I think a wee carrot were in there amid the weeds, so I kept them, and I added a purple artichoke and yellow-pod snow peas and shiso, then stuck sprouted garlic cloves in a sort of sidebar bed. It's fun adapting my planting to existing structures. And the Oregon Giant snow peas now have strings. I gave the new peas some old tomato cages to climb on, so we'll see if they like that.
Plus the confocal really is fixed, hurrah!