I am so itching to get out in the garden and we are expecting freezing rain/ice, in other words, the worst weather for our area.
I did manage to get outside one day this past weekend and begin preparations for my main vegetable bed. I took out the spinach-going-nowhere and also some of the swiss chard to make room for english peas. The peas I had placed in a plastic sandwich bag on a wet paper towel germinated, so I have decided to plant the remainder. Oh, and I also left the parsley.
So, I had a couple of bags of chicken manure which I dumped into the bed and worked in a bit. I am so hoping my trellis netting will come TODAY or tomorrow so I can get it erected and get these peas in the ground by the weekend .
I received my sponges for the seed germination kit, but no seeds or heating mat yet. Are you beginning to see how my life goes? Whenever they do arrive, I will be starting seeds of peppers and tomatoes.
I did come across a wonderful book this weekend that may become my new gardening bible Month-to-Month Gardening in Texas by Dale Groom. In addition to being divided into months, it is then further sub- divided into annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees, roses, and vegetables. There is also a wonderful table which has all the information needed re: planting vegetables.
In addition to work in the vegetable garden, I am very anxious to begin some major revisions. These will include moving shrubs and plants to optimize space. ( more on that later)
But, for now I will leave you with a lovely photo of my compost pile.