Phaedra's Adventure

Phaedra

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Finished the four cakes a customer ordered last weekend!
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They look great in the boxes.
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Ready for the customer to pick up tomorrow morning ~
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I used the rest ingredients to make a small cake for ourselves.
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Let me share some thoughts with you tomorrow, I am a bit exhausted and need to jump on my bed now, good night.
 

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I finished another window of the grey house, still one to go. I used such greenhouse panel on the door and two windows facing south.
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Same spot, but totally different settings
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Large Cupped Daffodil 'Snowtips' - heavily frilled lemon-yellow cups dotted with flakes of pure white, sweet fragrance
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Overwintered purple broccoli 'Claret F1'
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Splendid cherry blossoms - they are at the end, but another two trees are just about to start.
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The second batch snap peas and beetroots are sprouting.
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Most of the tulips are growing quickly now, as the temperature is pretty mild.
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Lilacs are also on the way.
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It seems the spring will be mild and kind this year. The weather for the coming two weeks are wet but not too cold. I will sow luffa and bitter melon next week, and let's see.
 

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I understand that Boron is a tremendous aid to Cherry production, this was new to me last year. So after ferreting out the parent company (20 mule team) i found a marketing agent who was over joyed to send me “samples”. Well, what showed up were two different types in 5lb. containers.
i kept trying to tell him “im a small guy; you’ll never sell me a ton of this stuff” he wouldn't hear it, so here i set with enough Boron for every Cherry tree in the state of Alaska FOR THE NEXT 100 YEARS!

The dosage is 1/2 tsp dissolved in 2 gal. Of water and poured around the dripline, every other year!😳
If anyone wants in on this, let me know id be happy to share. Mine were treated in the fall so i’m excited about how it may go this year.
 
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I love to make such comparisons - then I realized how much effort I have done in this garden. Well, the same location looks much better this year.
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I cleaned up the edges, removed some weeds, and added some chicken manure before heavy rain arrived. The spring preparation for this small bed was done, and I can enjoy their growth soon.
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And today, I kept preparing the last bed in this almost full sun area - I used the grass shear as it's a holiday here (and noise isn't allowed). So, the compost heap is happy, too.
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After adding more soil from the pond area and leveled the ground a bit, I covered this bed with landscape fabric as this is the first year. I will use this bed for annual warmth-loving veggies only, so from this autumn, I will remove the fabric (and use somewhere else) and cover this bed with a thick layer of compost.

I will also add one Mirabelle plum and a rose arch here, then this area is temporarily done.
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All windows of grey house were done - I will make one table and a few shelves. This place will be also a shelter for potted plants that should be, but are yet winter-hardy to stay during winter months.
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Highly shade-tolerant wild garlic plants that I transplanted three days ago. They perked up again after two rainy days, so adorable.
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I also started adjusting the way some shrubs are growing. For example, to pull the branches away for a much better ventilation and light penetration.
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April will be the busiest month, I guess. More sowing and transplanting are waiting, while all kinds of preparations are also chasing us. However, seeing the happening changes is inspiring and worthy!

Plum trees are blossoming~
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