Sunday, April 04, 2010
It's asparagus time
This body is a bit weary after a hard day in the garden yesterday. I got a bit more rototilling done, transplanted a few more veggies, re-potted 18 tomato seedlings into bigger pots, covered the cabbages with remay, pulled a bunch of weeds, and started digging the first trench for potatoes; but my body quit after planting only four or five German butterball potato seeds. So, I came in and searched the Internet for the best price on a furrow maker attachment for my new Mantis tiller. It's ordered and should arrive in a week or so. I'll finish planting potatoes then! I ambitiously bought 5 potato varieties and I just don't have the energy to dig that many furrows. Come to think of it, I may not even have the space for all of them unless I want to plant on a hillside or in buckets which I may just try if I don't need those big 5 gallon buckets for tomatoes.
The plan this morning is to drag a few more bags of compost down to one of my lower terraces, dig it in and plant some scallions, carrots, parsnips, beets, some more onions, leeks and the kale I didn't get around to planting yesterday.It's an ambitious list and I probably won't get it all done because I want to take a break to watch the Roddick tennis final at one o'clock.