Spring is saying "hello I'm coming" this weekend which means time to get into the garden and get a few things done before she arrives! Wet weather is expected on Sunday evening so Saturday is the day. I'll be skipping the Nashville Lawn and Garden Show this year to work on my own edible landscape AKA the vegetable garden. (I'd just be tempted to buy too many things I don't need. I'll be attending the Bloom 'N' Garden Expo instead later)
Here's the plan:
- Finish buidling a 2'x4' bed.
- Fill the 2'x4' bed with the remaining soil from the previous layout.
- Finish any remaining grading in the garden and complete the new vegetable garden layout.
- Plant spinach, chard, radishes, and lettuce. These are cold tolerant veggies that should be able to withstand a little frost with very little protection. The lettuce isn't as hardy but I'll use milk jug cloches to help protect them.
- Finish the fencing around the garden. It's not the nice picket fence I would eventually like to put up but a quick rabbit fence that is necessary to keep those furry, long-eared, plant munching varmints from eating my crops. It should also keep Murray, our groundhog, from getting too close. He keeps a cozy little hole on the hill.
- Make some last minute preparations on the self seeding garden. I'll be adding a little soil to the area to improve what is there and allow the seedlings to have something soft and easy to grow through.
- Plant my larkspur seedlings in the self sowing garden and add a few more seeds for good measure.
- Prune anything that needs pruning. On most of my perennials I have left dead branches over the winter to help protect the plants from damage. I also need to trim back the butterfly bushes. I don't need 15 foot tall butterfly bushes, nope sure don't.
- Anything else I can think of and of course...Enjoy the warm weather!
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