More and more pea plants are making their way through the grass clipping mulch. I am a little overly excited that things are actually GROWING. It’s miraculous, really.
I planted some spinach last night and realized that there is a MUCH easier way to plant things. Last time, I poked holes in the mulch, planted the seed, and covered it up. This time? I planted in (on) the soil AND THEN covered it with mulch. WHY DID I NOT THINK OF THIS BEFORE?
Don’t answer that.
(See that ladybug on the pepper plant? Ladybugs are good! They eat the bad insects! Go and reproduce, little ladybug!)
Melissa and Kesler came over this afternoon and we ladies planted some tomatoes (all but two of the previously-mentioned plants died, so I pulled them up and replanted fresh plants) while our babies slept. Okay, while her baby slept and my baby talked in his crib for an hour. (Turdball.) She also planted beans, peas, and zucchini. (Did you plant anything else, Melissa? I can’t remember.)
Green onions have also made their way through the mulch and I am LOVING this mulch Eden garden thing. Thank you SO MUCH for posting about it, Jessica! The grass clippings have kept my soil moist and weed-free. And I saw so many worms today! Worms are good!
(I have an exclamation-mark problem.)(And a bracket problem.)
There are also an overabundance of ants, though, and ants aren’t good, right? I’m not about to spray my garden with ant-killing stuff, but I put out some indoor ant traps, and I’m hoping they do the trick.
There are SO MANY WEEDS in the girls’ gardens, though. I really need to mulch them as well. Next time Noah mows the lawn, I guess.
Oh, um, while I was writing this post, I put up a(nother) Facebook status about my search for grass clippings and Venessa and Jess said they had some for me. So I went and picked them up, mulched the girls’ gardens a bit more, mulched over what Melissa planted this afternoon, and then planted the potatoes.
Sorry the photo is so dark, but it was 9:30pm and it was getting dark. I laid out the potatoes (Yukon gold, I think) and covered each plant-to-be with a pile of mulch. I think they’ll need a bit more, but I’ll have to wait for my next batch of mulch. (Anyone local have any grass clippings they want to get rid of?)(I pick up!)(Even at 9:15 on a Friday night!)(I really need a hobby.)(Oh, wait.)
It was weird when I was getting handfuls of grass out of the bag Jess gave me, it was hot. I thought I was going to burn my hand. It was messed up and I have no idea what was going on. Maybe it was just a hot flash, who knows.
In other news, here is my Canadian Family post this week: Backpack Harnesses for Wandering Toddlers: Yay or Nay?
Oh, and I got my annual haircut the other day. Did you say hello to the giant bags under my eyes? I haven’t been sleeping well. Part of it is my own fault, part of it is Preston’s fault (well, kind of; it’s mostly my fault for being lazy and not working harder on sleep-training him), and part of it is … no, looks like it’s mostly my own fault. I procrastinate, I stay up too late, I can’t get my head to JUST SHUT UP.
Sometimes I have a problem getting my mouth to do that, too.