The warm weather continues and I have been tidying the gardens. Leaves left where they fell last Fall have been insulating the gardens over the cold winter. Beneath them I discovered lots of new growth. The more I tidied the more the gardens took shape…
My compost isn’t ready yet. It was too cold this winter for much to break down. So I got the girls to help.
I have been tidying the vegetable beds as well. I thought I would plant peas today but I didn’t quite manage to.
I have been thinking about getting a Greenhouse. It is something I have wanted for a very long time. They are expensive, but I think it would be very useful for starting seeds and extending the season. Some things might winter over in a greenhouse and I could keep pots and planting equipment there. I think the girls might enjoy doing a bit of scratching and pecking in it in the winter as well….so while I was out in the gardens today, I looked for a place to put one. I think I found one. Unfortunately, the pussy willow is in the way. I cut it back last year anyway. If any thing grows I will try to get cuttings to plant somewhere else. It is too big to move, so we will cut it back completely and cover the stump to prevent growth. The stump will be in the greenhouse…not the best thing but I think I can work around it. I will have to do a bit more research and decide. But at least I have a sense of what size I can fit now. It is a lot of money and a lot of space in the garden. Would it be too hot for things in the summer? Basil might be happy in a greenhouse… But if it is too hot to use it in the summer and too cold in the winter would it be worth it? That is what I have to figure out. Any advise would be more than welcome.
Meanwhile there is lots to do. It is such a joy to be outside again….digging in the dirt. I just love it!