We have been using lawn clippings to control weed growth between the rows. It seems to work quite well if we add a moderate amount each time we mow. At season end it tills in wonderfully.
This is our cold hardy Kiwi. It was given to us last year when a friend cleaned up his yard. It looked dead for most of the summer but finally got some growth. It is an insane vine and twists itself all over anything it is near. It is looking healthy and has started to show leaves. It is still odd as it twists even when it is not on anything but we are hopeful.
The 2015 Ginger tub. The IGA had huge healthy ginger hands so we got two and planted them yesterday.There were a good number of shoots starting to show. So now I have my BIG blue house plant next to me in the window. It is still too cold for it to be outside. It won't stay ot overnight until late May or early June.
You can see the bud on this piece of ginger. It is such fun to grow and I am still using our own ginger from last year. This year want to learn how to make candied ginger to store.
Here Ralph is covering the pieces of ginger with fresh potting mix. He put a good amount over the top and pressed it down firmly.
It was fun carrying this tub to the front step and then into the house. It is heavy! We love these muck tubs though and use them for a lot of things. To mix potting soil and dirt, to make it easier to fill pots and of course to plant our weirder plants in.
And at days end we had a glimpse of a lovely Red-winged Black bird. I was lucky enough to get this photo...I tried for another one but as you can tell it didn't quite work out!
Now happy spring everyone and Think green and growing!