Ahh, spring. I await it patiently (snort!) all winter, then when it finally happens, feel like I’m trying to outrun an avalanche. Yippee!!
Part of this is a result of a BigEvent at work, the kind of event that 4 people used to manage, when it was only one day, but now I manage it, and it is now it is a two day event. Yay for competence! Anyway, it left me so tuckered that I did virtually NO GARDENING all weekend. I barely managed an amble about the yard and make a plan, but I did. I planned peas.
Monday, I sifted some compost, prepped one of the raised beds, and planted peas. Lincoln shelling pea, Sugar Ann snap peas, and I found the missing pea packet last night of Cascadia Peas. Dan helped me install some fencing as pea trellis. In front of the low wire fencing, I will plant radishes and lettuce. Post-peas, we will be removing this raised bed, which is all but rotted away.
Did I mention it is vacation week? I do love April school vacation, it comes just when I need some time to get ahead of the gardening avalanche.
Post peas, I raked the old mulch, infested with creeping Charlie, out of the blueberries, and weeded them. Next I’ll fertilize with Holly Tone, and re-mulch, probably with straw as we have a good supply.
We are getting some rain today, and heading to Portland to the Apple Store and then are picking up Dan’s mom at the airport. YAY!