This year I bought Tom a little greenhouse for his birthday.
It's just a pop-up one that can be put away in the winter so we thought
Our weather never gets super hot and it most always cools down at night
so hot weather lovers like tomatoes, cukes, peppers and basil never really
do much in terms of production.
A friend of mine told me about a type of permaculture called
Basically you soak bales of straw for about 3 days,
keep them moist and fertilize for about 1 or 2 weeks until the inside
of the bale has cooled down.
Wetting them like this starts decomposition of the straw and it heats up pretty good.
I fact when I stuck my hand down into one it was very warm.
Once they cool down, you dig a bit of it out and put a bit of soil in the hole
The bales keep moisture in so you don't need to water as much and after 2
seasons, you just cut the baling twine and let them rot into the ground.
You can even put them straight on concrete.
Great for people in wheelchairs and those with mobility issues.
Here's hoping the experiment works!
I'll update periodically on the project.
For more detailed info here's a link...
Meanwhile....out in the garden...
things are bursting in bloom...
In fact my dark purple lilac is loaded with flowers this year...
...it smells heavenly and bees, hummingbirds and even a little spider are all in on the action...
What a place to wake up in the morning!! A bed of lilac flowers!
Busy, busy, busy, I don't know where to start.
At least the bumbles are focused!
I keep having to hose off these little hornet nest starts since they all seem to want to be
in my glass house and this is not really an option...too close for comfort when they get big
and the hornets get territorial...
Anyway, the sun is out and so are the weeds, so off I go...how's your garden growing?