What did you do in your garden today?


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I suffered from the rule of do not let others borrow your stuff today. I brought my trailer and got it loaded with 60 bags of cow compost and was hauling it home when I noticed the smoking on the drivers side trailer wheel. A big truck honked as it passed, in a friendly heads up warning.

My buddy shawn likes to back a trailer up harshly and shake stuff out. Or tie a load and snatch the trailer out from under. Or other techniques I do not appreciate. 3 brakelights later..I will just haul it for you instead of loaning you my stuff.

Aaaanyway, the bent fender cowling cut the hell out of the tire. Literally the first real load since I saw the tires had dry rotted over the 15 years prior and had all new tires installed.. It got me home, but I fixed it on the side of the road with a bent piece of handle in a caulk gun.

Thanks Shawn. I bet you would not appreciate the rain grooves on a F1 racecar tire or the even deeper groove on my trailer tire.

And yeah I know you spell your name Sean but no, I am not connecting anybody I know with you and Kid Rock.

I did cut and dump most of the bags in strategic places though. The trailer had 3000lbs on it and its empty now.
 
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Sowed Sweet Peas, Bulgarian tomatoes and Beetroot :)
I found seed mats for 12usd on amazon and bought 4. So confident am I that the heat will speed germination and make me famous, I have started nothing as yet. It is time though, is it not?
 

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I found seed mats for 12usd on amazon and bought 4. So confident am I that the heat will speed germination and make me famous, I have started nothing as yet. It is time though, is it not?
Bear in mind what David said about your last frost date, i've got a greenhouse to protect early stuff.
 
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Our £7.50 bird feeder arrived. I filled it with a mixture of seed, mealworms and suet pellets.
What I like about it is that when I poured the food into it none came over the lips of the individual troughs and into the tray.
The top is a bit fiddly to screw back on, you have to hold it above your head to see what you are doing. The wire support is quite strong.

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There's two little drain holes in the tray under each trough.

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I replaced a feeder out back with a sparkly blue glass feeder. I was pleased to see the birds enjoying it. I proudly mentioned to Becky that it seemed to attract birds. She said it certainly attracts husbands!
 
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I made a snow angel today. fell backwards, arms out, did the swish thing. Then realized, I can't get up. So I screamed for my husband, he came out, pulled me up. Then his foot prints in the process ruined the look of the angel. So no pic. Oh, well.
 
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I made a snow angel today. fell backwards, arms out, did the swish thing. Then realized, I can't get up. So I screamed for my husband, he came out, pulled me up. Then his foot prints in the process ruined the look of the angel. So no pic. Oh, well.
Best laid plans, so to speak?

Grass seed and black kow today. It is sunny and 68f. I cannot feel the air being either cool or warm so it must be a perfect day for a cow poo party!
 
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Got more compost for mulching and started storing excess for later use under polythene. Cut lawns too ....pleasant much warmer day :)
 

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Just about ten days and I can start growing some plants from seed in my basement. I can hardly wait! It's always nice to see some growth while it's still snowy outside.

Most important on this year's list are Cardinal Flower and Hoary Vervain. These are two species I added last year and I'm hoping to grow quite a few more if things go well. I'm also hoping to grow some Side Oats Grama and Blue Grama grass this year. I grew a few Blue Gramas last year and they did really well.

I don't have any plans of adding species this year, but if I find them, I'd definitely buy a couple on my "must have" list.
 
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I finally got the last row of onions in--it's been cold and rainy and definitely not planting weather--but today was slightly warmer and the sun was out so the onions went in.
My husband built the second frame for raised gardens, and I did a bit of weeding in the garlic bed. Small steps, but after the weather we've had, any steps are appreciated!
 
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Turning the cover crops under in prep for spring planting. Crimson clover, oats, rye, vetch reached about two feet of dense green manure. The soils really benefit from this and I've got a cover crop going 365 days a year, winter or summer.
 

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