So what are you doing in your gardens right now?
I'm nosy and starting to kick into high gardening gear! Anyone else doing bed cleanup? Ammending? Early Planting? Bulbs? Planning? Daydreaming? Inquiring minds want to know!
As for me, I've been raking leaves.....lots and lots of leaves. Some going into the compost pile, others going straight into beds to be tilled in later.
Last week I laid out black plastic on a couple of rows to warm the soil for a week and today I planted the first wave of carrot seeds there. Will plant some more in a couple of weeks.
Cut back all my roses, clematis, butterfly bushes, loropetalum, lots of lower growing perennials and some other odds and ends. Still have more things to cut back. Espaliered two of my Golden Showers climbing roses -- ouch!
Pruned all of my potted propagated shrubs to help encourage them to be bushy so people might actually want to buy them lol.
Planted out some broccoli and cabbage seedlings I started indoors. Hopefully that's not a mistake...I'm new to cold weather crops.
Fertilized all of my roses and clematis with Alfalfa meal, my butterfly bushes with coffee grounds and my blueberry bushes with cotton seed meal.
Started more flats of veggies for succession planting which I've never been very good at. I've always been too impatient and I want it all in the ground and then be done with it lol.
Next on the to do list -- transplant a 6 ft tall Crippsii chamaecyparis, a 6 ft Blue Pfitzer Juniper and a 5 ft tall Cryptomeria. Fingers crossed they don't up and die on me, especially the Crippsii.
-- Plant some English Peas on the ole' cucumber trellis
-- Clean up the dead winter foliage and weed the rows of the daylily field. Aphid control will probably have to start anytime now. Ugh.
-- Ammend and till the area where I'll be planting my summer veggies.
-- take down the pepper hoophouse. Those suckers have been dead now for about 2 months now lol.
So, what's going on in your corner of the world?