|February 3, 2014 - 7.3"/185mm snow|
I began the growing season late again this year as last. The reason was one of mixed cold temperatures and malaise. I missed the sowing of peas and onions for the second year in a row. I do so love freshly picked snow peas. Not to worry. The temperature rose above 68ºF/20ºC this week. I feel planting fever coming on.
First action I took in the square foot garden was sprinkling two tablespoons of my organic fertilizer on each square foot section of both raised beds. Second action was to mixing it into the first inch or so of planting medium.
What you see in the photograph are the two of the four drip irrigation tubes I use to water the raised beds along with the fertilizer atop the growing medium.
Fertilizer mixed into the growing medium.
Third action was to cover both raised beds with red plastic mulch.
The mulch will server many purposes.
- Warm the soil
- Keep out any unwanted seeds
- Retain moisture
- Reflect light up under the leaves.
Persephone is only upon the earth for a short time. Don't just stand there, do something in your garden.
I am already thinking of that first tomato.
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