It's still chilly but we're working up a sweat in the garden.
We chopped the dead pyracantha into bits and hauled two trailers worth out to the green garbage. We're all scratched up and glad that's over.
It's time to plant! So we prepped the soil by raking in bone and blood meals. This isn't really needed since we have chicken and duck manure and loads of compost but we might as well use up all the bags we bought a couple years ago on sale at IFA. Plus it makes us feel kinda witchy cool to be working with blood and bones (of fish). Seeds of Change has some of my favorite heirloom varieties.
We went to Momma Mia's house and she was very glad to give us thornless blackberries, everbearing strawberries, grape vine starts, raspberry canes, and other random flowers transplants. Jason helped plant a box of garlic. Suz added more raspberry canes to our patch.
We made teepees out of the 8 foot tall bamboo. We planted sugar snap peas around the outside of the teepees and mustard greens, mezclun mix, and lettuces on the inside of the teepee so that when the peas grow the heat hating lettuces will have some shade.We planted the grapes next to the roses. The Italians have a saying that roses are the doctors of the grapes.
And now that we've done our part it's up to the seeds and the weather.