Next Cleanup, Sat., Nov. 15
5 weeks ago
|See how dry to soil is? Probably should have waited for the next rain.|
|We added water to the planting holes and waited... and waited... and waited. Finally we just put the plants in. Not perfect,|
but hopefully good enough. We were very careful not to compact the heavy, wet-and-dry soil.
|Created a berm around the hole to retain water, and watered the new plant. The weather is cool and overcast so|
at least they won't be stressed before the soaking rain comes.
|We have found that placing boulders next to the base of the plant protects it and keeps it from drying out too fast.|
We check these plants often and remove the rocks as the plants get established.
|My fingers show that about an inch of the blades were under soil. This plant will be fine, |
but always make sure the crown is correctly identified so it isn't buried when planting.
|My office window is in the middle. The bedroom windows on the left bring in lots of afternoon light, even with the new opaque window shades.|
|Pots of edibles: French tarragon, thyme, mint, lettuce, Swiss chard, Italian parsley, cilantro.|
|I made a yummy salad with the thinning I did to the pot of lettuce seedlings. (see below)|
|One of two Engelmann acorn sprouts that are just getting started in my yard. (Thank you, Rachel.)|
|Tomatoes, bitty lettuce, meyer lemon, and mint all from my garden. Honey courtesy of the bees who work for Bill.|