Compost Was Delivered Today

by Angela aka Farmer Jane on March 27, 2012 · 0 comments

Dom worked so hard throughout the fall and winter to make compost and unfortunately, I used it all up. Ten cubic yards of beautiful earthy goodness ran out on Sunday.

So how many cubic yards did we order? As much as one truck could carry-15 cubic yards. Unfortunately its not going to last in that spot more than a week.

You know you’re on your way to being a gardener/farmer when compost makes you so excited you jump for joy or in my case, almost pee my pants. ;)

Now we can get to work in the four large gardens I’ve planned out.

I took the photo below this morning. In this area the following is planted so far:

  • 8 Radiant Crabapple
  • 1 Fuji Apple
  • 1 Jonathan Apple
  • A 3-in-1 Apple
  • A 3-in-1 Cherry
  • 4 Paulownia trees
  • 3 Viking Aronia (1 bush still hasn’t been delivered)
  • 2 Josee Lilacs
  • 3 Blackberry
  • 2 Maypop
  • 3 Butterfly bushes
  • 2 Wild Honey Locust

The area will also be planted with zucchini, summer squash, hot chili peppers (ghost pepper too), okra, chives, parsley, arugula and a lot more.

When we pour the pavers to create the walkways and paths, the area will become more clearly defined.

Right now in our pretend greenhouse (the utility kitchen area) we have the following coming up:

  • Spilanthes acmella or Toothache plant
  • Okra (I only did a small amount of okra since I’ll direct seed outside)
  • Tomatoes
  • Cabbage
  • Wild Dagga or Lion’s Tail

Everything outside is blooming and getting leaves. I am concerned about a some of our trees and grapevines though. I don’t think our grapes are going to make it. Everything was watered throughout the winter once a month, but it looks like all the grapevines died. I’ll give it a little more time, but I think we may have to replace them. They did so well last year too.

My other concern is over our fig trees. They too are looking pretty shabby. I hope the roots and trunk are okay, but the branches are hard and break off easily. I’ll feel destroyed if our figs don’t pull through. The figs should be leafing out right now, but we haven’t seen even one bud. I’ll be pruning back the dead branches and keeping my fingers crossed that they’ll make it.

Last night I rented the movie “Fresh” and I loved it! Here’s the trailer…I recommend renting it or buying it!


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