Friday, June 6, 2014

The Border and Speed Gardening

Last night I slathered on the bug juice and added 20 more bricks to the border. I'm not sure my curve will make the turn. I might have to disassemble and bring it out farther into the grass.  That will break my heart!  LOL!


I'll be off to buy more bricks this weekend.  Thank goodness they're only $0.39 a piece!

This morning I did some speed gardening.  I finally planted the darn okra and eggplant seeds.  I also planted some black eyed peas, pigeon peas and velvet bean in the side yard. It will be interesting to see what, if anything, grows since I haven't added a thing to the soil. The difficult part of that side yard is remembering to water it.

I also put a bit of bonemeal around the "beginning" of the 20'+ pumpkin/squash vine.  I'll look closer tonight to see where the vine has set more roots and do the same along the way. I had a raccoon take off with my bag of bonemeal in the middle of the night a few weeks ago.  I heard the rustling and chased it down (it didn't get far). Although there's a convenient hole in the bag now, it's all clumpy. Tonight I'll put it in a ziploc bag, break it up, and add some diatomaceous earth and put some in a grated cheese shaker.

And speaking of Seminole Squash, my seeds popped up a few days ago.


I think that was it for excitement in the garden.  Off to work.  TGIF!

7 comments:

  1. Oh I would do a little "juke and jive" with that boarder before I moved the whole thing out. LOL Just the thought of all that work breaks MY heart! :-)

    The image of someone chasing down a raccoon dragging a bag of bonemeal in the middle of the night is hilarious (sorry).

    Have a great weekend and happy gardening!

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    1. I was hoping to gain another foot of "garden space" in front of the deck but it will be a LOT of work to redo it at this point. So yeah, it will have to do!

      If the raccoon had made it over the fence I'd have gladly let him have it! But I won!

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  2. Where do you buy your bricks for so cheap?

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    1. Scott - I buy them at Lowe's. Home Depot has them too for the same price!

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    2. Wow! They're almost twice that at the Lowes and HD down here.

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  3. That's crazy! Where approximately are you located? I'm near Fort Myers.

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