Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Some Garden Planning
Hay look! Shouting horrible obscenities at the garden since last December for all the neighbors to hear seems to finally be paying off. Or maybe it's because bulbs just need a certain number of cold hours before emerging over the warm days we've been having. One of those I'm sure.
I'm turning the soil now to get a head start, hopefully. The grass there is very aggressive, spreading both by root suckers and by producing roots wherever it touches the ground. Breaking this mass up at least will hopefully kill some of the corms. It's actually snowed once or twice with all the roots exposed too so that should help some. I plan to mix in some straw to get some organic matter in there, as well as throw on a top dressing of mulch after everything is planted. Hopefully this will help favor the plants I bought. They're due to all arrive around the first week of April. So I hope this all turns out well.