Sunday, May 29, 2011
A Busy Gardening Weekend
Monday is almost upon us, and for me that means I have to go back to work. Sometimes I wish every day was a weekend, but I know going to work during the week makes me even more thankful for sacred weekend days.
I spent this weekend shopping with friends and gardening. My best gal pal and I went to Anthropologie. It was both of our first times there and I do have to say it was an experience. I took some photographs on my Iphone and I will likely share them later in the week.
I completed a small project in my garden I've been meaning to get to for awhile. The ground around my rain barrel gets very muddy in the summer and it drives me crazy. I decided to put down some wood mulch to prevent this problem this summer. It was an inexpensive project and I'm happy I finally completed the project.
Here is the area before.
And dug out a little later on.
This project was a good opportunity to use my gardening wheel barrow.
I used this packaged mulch block for the area. The block is 6$ and covers 2 feet of area. I used this mulch last year to make pathways in my garden beds and it worked wonderfully.
With just a bit of water added this baby plumps up.
I love that this wheel barrow pops down like this,
Here is the area all mulched in.
I think the mulch is going to work very well keeping the area mud free. The wood chips absorb extra water nicely.
I also planted some potatoes while out in the garden. I'm a little concerned as the area is pretty rocky. I think once the plants start growing I will mound lots of dirt on top so the potatoes grow up, and not as much in the rocks.
I don't plant potatoes by seed, instead I take some nice organic Canadian potatoes and let them grow eyes.
Then I dig some nice holes, not too deep as I will be mounding dirt on top.
And toss some potatoes in.
Then cover those babies up! I will update with pictures once these guys start growing. This is how I started my potatoes last year and I had great success. It's amazing how many potatoes you can get from just one potato thrown into the garden.
Have a wonderful start to the week.