Anne Miller wrote:Be sure to ask lots of questions and post lots of photos.
Saana Jalimauchi wrote:It's wonderful feeling you get when you accomplish something... I'm super tired and have been running really low on spoons lately so this was a big win.
Stephen B. Thomas wrote:
Congrats on your wins lately Saana, and I appreciate the nudge into the "spoons theory" thread. Seems like just what I needed to think on.
I've heard that where late frost is a concern, planting on a north slope is recommended. If you don't have any of those, what about building a really tall hugel and planting the trees on the north side of it? I would make sure that the cold air can keep moving, so you'd need to think about the shape of that hugel and the slope of the land. Some frost/dry tolerant shrubs at the top could help with the height, but I'd want something like currants that root easily, because they may tip over as the hugel settles over time.
Saana Jalimauchi wrote:Maybe actually trapping frost on the trees would be wiser to delay the bloom?
Since you asked... I got curious and to no surprise: "The past participle “sawn” is mostly archaic except in British English. “Sawed-off” is the overwhelming favorite in American English, “sawn-off” the overwhelming favorite in British English. My dad was off-the-boat Brit, so my brain was saying sawn, but sawed didn't look wrong either since Canadians are exposed to a lot of American English!
Saana Jalimauchi wrote:We also now have all the pieces sawed(is that a word?) for the other growing bed in front of our house.
Saana Jalimauchi wrote:Do you know the feeling when you are walking on your property and then suddenly you get a vision of ”oh yes, that’s where that thing is going to be!”?
Nancy Reading wrote: mental box of garden jigsaw bits
I often put plants in their pots where I'm thinking of planting them for a while before they go out and see whether I think they belong there.
Beans and pumpkins go well, but you'd have to chose the most cold tolerant bean you could find - like Scarlet Runner beans - and you'd have to put some sticks in for them to climb.
Saana Jalimauchi wrote:I also prepared an area for zucchini and pumpkin. I put down some sod dug up from elsewhere, some quite good looking compost and then some bagged soil on top. Covered it with hay. I hope the pumpkins will like it! I’m not yet sure what I will companion plant with them.. Ideas?