Just a quick update and some photos from this past Sunday.
Mr. Gordon shoveled the last of the compost into the garden and onto the potato mounds. We are now out, with only a little of our own compost ready to spread.
Mr. Gordon is thinking of heaping with grass clippings next…. Hmm. I should probably look that up to learn the pros and cons. (This Mother Earth News reader describes her success here.) There are plenty of articles online – some reliable, some not-so-much. Again, a lot of this is an experiment to learn how to use what we have when we can!
Can’t keep up!
“Fiddle-dee-dee… potatoes.” – Danny Bhoy, Comedian
Huge and Gorgeous
I always marvel at how fast zucchini grows. It’s raining as I type this… The zukes will love it!
The Sparky French Marigolds will soon be under the leaves – some are already – but my hope was to keep away pests when the zucchini plants were just sprouts.
We use grass clippings as part of our weed control between the rows of plants. I’d say it works fairly well. This is our second year of doing it. And no, we do not use any pesticides, etc. on our yard, so the grass clippings are “clean.”
Upper Garden – Looking good!
Here you can see 18 corn stalks that are coming up beautifully. Forty-five more were planted to the right and they are making an appearance. Had good luck with this variety – so far it looks like every kernel planted is growing.
So just a small update!
Today it’s raining. We’ve had a lot of rain this year. Hopefully all will balance out!
How are your gardens doing? Any tips on hilling potatoes you’d like to share?