19 Apr 11
Still home sick, but it is allowing me to water the plants and keep a good eye on them. Sunday my very good friend Meri and her brother finished my beds for me and moved 3+ yards of topsoil/compost into them. I planted the cold weather plants, mostly my greens. Of course it's been cold and rainy since, but they are all looking okay. I'll post pictures when I can. Nothing is really taking off yet, but I feel pretty confident as soon as we get some real sun, they will. I also gave plant food to all my established plants this morning and the little Japanese Maple in the front yard. I'm hoping these will all create a synergistic affect as the wildlife does their part in pollinating and such. Of course, the squirrels are a concern, so I'll be keeping an eye on those little buggers.
And I have a big temptation offered to me...my neighbor is looking for a home for a pet rabbit her son found. I don't need another pet between everything else I have going on, but I am such a crazy animal lover. And I just looked up that rabbit droppings are good compost for the garden. Hmmmm....I may casually ask her to meet the little guy.
I'm also looking into an off-shoot of Nelson Acres, specifically utilizing the herbs that I'll be growing. I have been looking up making my own organic hair products and soaps. I got some supplies yesterday and will give it a try. Unfortunately, I've been overdoing it so I need some rest. Gardening is not for the weary...but who can resist when so much is to be gained! Still doing a lot of research. I need to see which veggies I should give the plant food to, and see if they take off. Pictures soon....