Friday, April 30, 2010

Gardening in April

This is not the greatest photo, but it seems to be all I have for now.  This is a very busy time in the garden.  This week  I planted the little veggie garden to Yukon Gold potatoes, spinach, swiss chard, lettuce.  dill.  It will be nice to have the fresh salad greens.  My friend, the LA City girl... you know who you are... had great success in her Port Angeles garden with Yukon Gold potatoes.  So, of course, I have to plant some!  My strawberries are in bloom and the apple tree.  The rhubarb looks rather pathetic.  I think the winds have not been good for this plant.
Today I did edging around the bit of grass at the back. I moved some of the edging stones out to give the pinks a bit more space.   I have one side of this grass to finish yet.  It looks good and will be easier to mow, too. This clean up area will lead into the woodland for the next cleanup.  Actually, the woodland area does not look all that bad.  I might just weed it again this year, instead of renovating the path.  I will see how much time and energy I have.  The front needs a bit more attention to weeding, of course.  I put 2 fruit tree feeding spikes into the area of the front plum tree.  It was full of blossoms so I hope we get fruit again, this year.
Yesterday I sprayed the tiny weeds in the rock path at the front with roundup.  This is the last day for us to use these chemicals without a permit.  After May 1 there will be fines for anyone using pesticides, herbicides, insecticides and god knows what else is banned.
Megashot is officially over 300 members now.  It can be as busy as you want it to be.   I have not managed to get much of my own stuff done on the site, but there will be time later.  Its really exciting to watch the site grow.   

1 comment:

KenA said...

Love the apple blossoms ... thanks. :-)