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One Veg Garden Planted, Three To Go!

So far, only one of the four planned vegetable garden beds have the railroad tie borders around them due to dh’s hectic retail schedule. Since one of them was ready to go, I got busy planting it today. This veg bed, bed D, already had some garlic growing at one…

Glad I Made a Garden Plan

I’m usually the kind of person to start a project with a rough idea of how I’d like it to turn out. Often, I’ve been known to wing it. Hell, I describe myself as someone who usually flies by the seat of my pants and makes it by the skin…

My ‘Neat’ Compost Enclosure Didn’t Work

In the fall I tried to clean up my compost operation that was taking over a corner of my back yard. The original pile was semi-enclosed with a short wall of border bricks. It was messy and I got sick of looking at it after a while. I spread all…

My Kingdom For More Mulch!

My parents graciously passed along 3 bags containing 3 cubic ft. each of cedar mulch they purchased last year and didn’t need. (Didn’t NEED? Hard to imagine.) Today the kids and I spread this free shredded wood around some of my new plants and trees. I’ll need about 4 or…

Extended Forcast – April, week 1, 2010

For Beachwood, NJ 08722 Tonight – 4/2/2010 – Lo: 46° Mostly clear. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the mid 40s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Saturday – 4/3/2010 – Hi: 66° Sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the lower 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.…