|Peat moss lightens up heavy soil and improves its drainage. I was worried that the manure on the top of the garden beds was too heavy, even though my husband tilled it in as best he could.|
|A hatchet thrown into peat moss should break it apart; not MY peat moss!|
|You can see the frozen chunks in the foreground. I'll try raking them tomorrow!|
|About two-thirds of the stump remains, and you can actually see the day lilies. The sedum that used to be growing in the rocks is gone, choked out by the salal, which, until yesterday, engulfed the stump top to bottom.|
I managed to plant leeks (seeds my friend Nicole saved from her garden), but the gates didn't get painted (or hung for that matter), nor did I transplant some left over onions from last year.
|My newly planted flats of seeds should sprout by this weekend. I hope!|
I was wavering on my decision to have John cut away the rest of the cedar stump; it could be pretty with cucumbers or squash growing up it, mingling with nasturtiums. After examining the stump from several vantage points, I decided that though the stump could be pretty, I would rather not have it in the middle of my vegetable garden. Some day soon, I'll come home to the stump cut to the ground. We may actually reassemble it in a nearby herb garden bed. Cool!
|My greenhouse hovered at a comfortable 60 degrees, even without an ounce of sunshine.|