If my flights went well, I should be home from my trip by now. But I scheduled this one before I went just in case I didn't make it. Obviously I have no harvest since I haven't been home for two weeks, but I did do a couple of things to get the garden ready for spring before I left.
If you remember my MIL gave me some birthday money and I spent some of it on irrigation. I now have all of it in but the T-tape in the back and side yards. I finished the rock wall garden by the driveway. But in the back and side yards I only have the mainline hose down right now.
This back and side yard irrigation will only hit the circle garden outside my kitchen door (but not the actual circle in the middle with the herbs) and the strip along the foundation where my cilantro and sunflower will grow. Oh and some flowers. I'm hoping the sweet alyssum will reseed itself, but if not I'll buy or seed something very short there. I'm hoping it will be bee heaven.
I also seeded some of the early spring Asian greens. This bed will have, from inner circle to outer circle, tatsoi, green stemmed baby bok choy, white stemmed baby bok choy, choy sum, and Fun Jen in the corners. I only did half the bed. I'll do the other bed when it warms up more. It was supposed to get into the 60s when I was gone. I hope it did. I hope they came up. I'll find out later today when I wake up. Oh and did you notice how I followed the circle in planting. I don't know why I did that since I'll never have the cover off to look at it except to harvest and weed. But I couldn't help following the curve.
After they were seeded, I tamped them in and watered. Then I covered with my new row covers. I'm thinking these covers won't keep out the flee beetles. I'm OK with that. I can keep the population down with my white containers filled with soapy water. It doesn't get them all, but does seem to keep the population in check. But it does look like it will keep out the root maggots and the cabbage butterflies. I was putting it up in the wind and I'm happy to say the wind goes through this more than it does for Agribon. So one good thing. It will keep things from damping off as much. It seems like it would let the water in a lot better too. I'll find out as time progresses.
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