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Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend = planting time!

It started with a triangular plot of grass covered with newspapers, cardboard, and a thick layer of leaves and grass. Then came winter. After the snow melted and the spring weather made itself at home, we had a pile of topsoil delivered.

Next: spread the topsoil, adding a layer of compost on top. We're building up rather than digging down this year. I'll let you know how it works.

Now comes the true test: planting! I put in the tomato and pepper seedlings, a few squares of broccoli, and the areas leftover will be flowers. That's a new twist; I'm usually strictly a vegetable gardener.

I could have planted earlier this year (our weather was almost outrageously warm in midMay), but it's not always safe in our zone. We can have frost warnings all the into the end of May some years. So -- I finished my progress reports first, and then thoroughly enjoyed playing in the dirt!