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Spring planting!


My kind of day!

Today, the temperature in central Texas was a wonderful 80 degrees and I visited the local nursery to pick up some “babies” to plant! I just LOVE new plants!
The first project was some strawberries in an organic container mix:

This will be a first because I have never grown them. I am sure that my rich organic potting soil formula will work well.
While I was at the nursery, I couldn’t help but notice the smell of the Rosemary, and picked up a few for my main flowerbed:

Also on that same table in the nursery was some Chocolate Mint that smelled wonderful, so I grabbed a few of those little guys and added them to my main flowerbed also:

Last year’s pepper crop in containers worked well, so I added a few new ones to the main flowerbed this year:

Last year’s peppers were green Bell Peppers and these “red versions” caught my attention. I am hoping that the taste will be good in this super rich organic area!
The final “plant project” today was transplanting a great Holly Fern that my wife picked up into a larger hanging basket that contained my best organic potting soil mix:

What a great day “playing in the yard”!
The backyard even got its’ first mowing after the harsh winter and it was great to see things a little back to normal:

This will be the third year of intensive organic growing and the results overall have been great! The St.Augustine grass in the front yard had a total of 6 winter weeds this year, so it looks like the native soil is finally reaching a good “microbial balance point” that resists weed growth. I am SO happy that I could just burst! {chuckle}


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Your day sounded great N2, i love those days :-)))))

15 Mar, 2010


Sunds nice and hot there you can send some of it over here if you wont...

15 Mar, 2010


I agree Clarice we need some sunshine

15 Mar, 2010


I just wish that it would quit raining here! The soil is so saturated that it is going slightly anaerobic which attracts weeds. We need about 2 weeks of no rain so the soil can intake some badly needed nitrogen from the atmosphere!
--------> sending some sunshine to Clarice & Donnah! Hope this works! {chuckle}

16 Mar, 2010

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