[gardeners] Sunday in the garden

George Shirley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sun, 02 Apr 2000 17:50:59 -0500

Started out this morning by transplanting a couple of peppers and the
Orchid Tree I've been growing in my office under the lights. Put them
all in gallon pots and then out to the greenhouse.

After that I took my Mantis tiller over to a friends house and tilled
his front 40. Actually it was a four by eight raised bed he had filled
with leaves, compost, old potting soil, and some top soil he had. Tilled
up nicely. Also took him four pepper plants to inaugurate the new bed.
He still has six pepper plants producing that I gave him last spring.
He's been eating sweet peppers all winter and the plants are now covered
with blooms, little and big peppers.

Back home Miz Anne and I cleaned out two short beds by the west fence.
We grow calendula in the them during the winter to hold the soil as
there is a slight slope there. We planted 24 pepper plants and 3 more
eggplant along that fence. 

In the herb garden I planted green and purple basil and seeded some
chamomile too. Tomorrow we pull some more calendula so we can plant a
little block of sweet corn and a bed for okra. After that I think we may
be done for awhile.

Now for the good news - we had a really nice soaking rain for about an
hour late this afternoon. According to my rain gauge we got about an
inch of rain and no hail. TV said there was large hail east of us and
I'm glad it didn't hit us.

We're all showered and cleaned up now, including Sleepy Dawg, and are
resting for another day tomorrow.

Life is good.