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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Spring Cleaning the Compost Pile

This weekend, we cleaned out our compost pile. It was full of beautiful black gold for the vegetable garden. And, there were a ton of leaves from fall that hadn't broken down. So, we crunched them all up and used them for mulch on our flower beds. I love how the trees in our yard produces mulch that matches the French brick on our house:-) What do you think?

We have enough mulch left over to cover the vegetable garden once it's planted and refresh the gardens throughout the season. And, I have a new pile of raw materials started for next year. If I continue to feed and turn this new pile, I will have wonderful black gold for next year's garden! I love how my compost bin is nature's recyle bin:-)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

What's Going on in Susie's Garden?

It's Thursday and that means all things gardening. I have a couple things going on today. First, check me out on Happy to be at Home . I wrote a neat post about the herbs that I planted waaaaaaay back in November. The second thing is this:

I thought I would give you an update on my seedlings. Everything seems to be doing really well. My lettuce, cucumbers and pumpkins need to be repotted like yesterday. All of my pepper varities could probably go a little bit long before heading up. Either way, in a couple weeks, they are all going outside to start acclimating. I can't wait!!

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