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Re: Busy day

So- yesterday was my busy day outside. I ripped out the remnants of the tomatos and planted my snow and snap peas. The spot I was solarizing I hope got cooked enough. The plastic on top of the earth has started disintegrating. I'm going to remove it and cover that whole bed with clear plastic over the winter and into spring until it's time to plant something else. I also bought a water trough (like a horse would drink out of- 2x4x2 foot size), drilled holes in the bottom and set it on bricks, and filled it with soil. It is outside the window of the room my husband uses as an office at home. He used to only have a view of the fence about 5 feet from the window and the neighbors house beyond that- not too exciting. It is on the north side of the house. I got a lattice panel and attached to the top of the fence, and filled the trough with ferns, pansies, cyclemen, a couple of mini-mums, and a white bower vine, and an Alba (sauvolens) rose (a climber that does well in shade). So, now he has some color and the rose and bower vine should make a nice green backdrop once they grow more.


james singer wrote:

Spent the morning cleaning out one large area that had definitely become overgrown. Nine 40-gallon trash bags and four 30-gallon trash cans. Then we planted tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant. We've got two more areas that need that kind of clean up, so I can hardly wait until next weekend.

Island Jim Southwest Florida 27.0 N, 82.4 W Zone 10a Minimum 30 F [-1 C]

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