- Dec 7, 2009
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- San Francisco East Bay
Yes! Very proud of you. You have to admit it looks so much better and more soothing. LolI had to go back and chop down growth on the saplings by the street fence and repoison. I wounded them all and soaked them good!
Had to prune more--raising the crown More--on the pine trees in the south yard so that DH can mow with the tractor there. I went back and chopped them into firepit digestible pieces. All have been moved back by the firepit.
I moved all of the wood on top of the tarp after hand weeding any grasses, etc., growing on the perimeter, poisoned under the tarp, including 4 first year burdock that had grown through some holes, laid down a torn piece of clear heavy plastic over the holey areas, put the tarp back neatly and stacked my pile. Sunday I bought three 7 x 9' tarps, $2.99/each at Harbor Freight, so I pulled the old one off of the grill and laid it down to extend my space for more logs and smaller pieces. The biggest pieces are from DD's tree that my friend (who also took down the massive maple tree in my South Pasture 2 years ago), took down this summer. The first tarp is held down by the wood, the 2nd tarp is held down with a brick on each corner, but the two tarps look like a reclining "L".
Still, @ninnymary would be Proud of how neat and tidy it looks!
I burned some of the pine pieces, along with a lot of the stuff that I cleaned out of my garden area.
Planted beets 2 weeks ago, and turnips. Some of the beets are up, I think ALL of the turnips are up. I took old straw from a horse stall, lightly covered after soaking both areas, then soaked them again.
I have old king sized sheets given to me that I will NEVER use--microfiber, I think--ready to cover for the first frost.
I understand that after the first frost it doesn't usually frost again for several days.
The Webinar talked about extending the growing season, and that less light makes everything grow slower.
We HAD a couple of 40 degree F mornings last week. I dug up my two calla lillies, but I think I killed that small one.
The larger one seriously needs dividing and is now residing on the porch.
It should make several pots of nice indoor plants this winter.
Sweet potatoes were a bust this year. A few weeks ago I replanted the 100 gallon black water tank that I tried to grow them in, and emptied a handful of 20 cents/piece seed packages of bib lettuce and danvers short carrots. They look like They have all sprouted.
I also threw in some old zucchini seeds and 3 of them are up.
We will see if I get anything from my plantings.