May 26, 2020. Today, I transplanted two Jade houseplants from way undersized pots, to one big pot. The Jade is from a plant that my grandfather gave me. Unfortunately, the original plant was killed by some malicious neighbor boys several years ago. But we kept some cuttings, and rooted them in some small pots. Now I’ve finally gotten to potting them up into this bigger pot. Good memories of a Grandfather well loved by many.
Next, I planned to plant the marigolds, and zinnias I had started from last years plants seeds. So I got everything together. Some lime, some fertilizer, fish fertilizer, and some bone meal for the Daffodils that I was planting them over. One really important thing was the kneeling pad, so I don’t ruin my knees!
By the time I cleaned out the weeds, and fertilized the area with the bone meal, and lime, I decided it was a much bigger job than I wanted to do myself. I reluctantly put away my things until my husband has time to plant the marigolds, and zinnias with me. I kept the fish fertilizer, and sprayed my blueberries, strawberries, grape vines, and vegetable garden with it.
Every time I have passed by the carrot raised bed, I have pulled weeds, and even thrown out a slug or two! Now the carrots are looking great, and soon I shall be able to take off the screen we put on top to keep out the creature that had been digging in it. I think it was a squirrel that had been sequestering away some peanuts, or sunflower seeds we had been giving it.
Last year we had Jerusalem Artichokes growing in this same raised bed, because they can become invasive. We harvested them, and some we roasted (they were delicious), and others we made seven jars of pickles Jerusalem Artichokes (very good too). We decided we wanted to grow the carrots in the raised bed instead, as the carrots we grew last year in the garden didn’t do very well. So far all is well!
See you again soon!