Snowy Spring

Originally, I planned to work in our in-ground garden bed today but it was snowing when we woke up this morning.  I refuse to dig in the ground while it’s snowing…. I spent a few hours in the greenhouse potting up tomatoes instead.  We need more pots!

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lisa J
    Mar 28, 2011 @ 14:39:46

    Tell me about the fleeces I can see in the greenhouse… how do you use them in the garden? I think I’ve read that you find a use for them.
    Also, ever look into building a worm box to make your own worm castings? Maybe I’ve gone off the deep end, but I’m interested in this plus rain water collecting. If you do either, it would be interesting to see what you do.
    This weekend, I indulged myself by picking up two new citrus trees that I’ve put in large pots and they’ll live outside until next winter; Mexican Lime (for Margaritas of course) and a dwarf Blood Orange tree. Their smell is heavenly. Ian already had a Meyer Lemon that participates in the very best Chicken Piccata in Texas! :-). Two stand next to the pool now, and one is next to the raised beds ready to provide a little shade to the tomato plants with the scorching summer sun comes round.


  2. Connie
    Mar 28, 2011 @ 17:30:06

    Hi Lisa! The majority of the fleece you see in our greenhouse is for spinning. I’ve got a garden uses for poor quality fleece posting planned, however, am not sure who would find it useful besides other shepherds! Yes, we grow our own worms. We also have two rain barrels but use them for water storage and thermal mass in the greenhouse. We’ve got a well and some future plans to draft gardening water from our pond using a solar pump of some sort. We also have potted citrus; lemon, lime, key lime as well as lemongrass, ginger and a banana tree that overwinters in our living room. 🙂


    • Lisa J
      Mar 28, 2011 @ 19:12:16

      Wow, you rock, Connie! All that citrus sounds awesome. I’m looking forward to your posting on using the fleece in the garden. Even though I don’t have sheep, my neighbors do, so I may be able to drum up some scraps.
      Would love to see your worm operation if you’re ever inspired.


  3. Tracy
    Mar 29, 2011 @ 06:37:35

    How do you have snow on the ground? I thought it was 80 last week!


  4. Connie
    Mar 29, 2011 @ 10:59:35

    It was, Tracy! Crazy weather. I planted potatoes in 6 inches of muck this morning thanks to yesterday’s snow. I’m tired!


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