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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Theory

I have a theory about compost... 
Seems like a lot of weed seeds are ending up in the pile... And spreading the compost simply plants weeds all over the garden...

What about piling the weed pile in a section of the garden where the veggies don't grow well, and after the compost happens, level the pile where it sits?

Then... 90% of the seeds will be buried... just like God does it... and you only have to pull the weeds from the top layer...

These magenta spreen (growing in the freshly spread compost), are ready to eat...


Saw a hummingbird today, visiting the coral honeysuckle...



Sulphur yellow visiting the eastern columbine...

The iris are starting to bloom...

As is the wild indigo (Baptisia lanceolata).... This indigo is a natural... was here when I got here...

The kudzu bugs have found my fava beans...

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3 Comments:

Blogger NellJean said...

I had to look up Magenta Spreen. I try to not put weeds and their seeds in my compost. Then I try to mulch with pine straw over my spread compost. I still get weeds but they're easier to deal with.

Weeds are in deed a good indicator of fertile ground. If it won't grow weeds, it will hardly grow peas.

April 16, 2013 at 2:45 PM  
Blogger Randy Hyden said...

I found a volunteer Coral Honeysuckle on the property yesterday. I was astounded :). Spring is here , but we have two nights of 38 degreees predicted this week. Seems like it drags out like this every year now.

April 17, 2013 at 6:38 AM  
Blogger Gardens-In-The-Sand said...

All of my coral honeysuckle is natural, I just had to leave it be when I turned the soil....
The deer eat it, so in this area... Nobody sees it unless they fence it in.

I have volunteer tomatoes... Was watching Ag day on the tv, they were talking about percentage of corn planted... I need to get some green beans n watermelons planted...

April 17, 2013 at 8:12 AM  

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