Monday, June 28, 2010

weekend chores: done

this weekend was super hot, but i still managed to log about 8 hours either gardening and/or doing random yardwork. i have big time weeds, so i spent a couple hours filling two trash cans and a small recycling container with weed tree cuttings, bermuda grass clumps and out of control morning glory and porcelain berry vines. i also took the pansies off of the front porch and put them into the composter...i refilled the self-watering planters with chartreuse and black sweet potato vines, and anticipate adding fuschia mini petunias in the very near future. all the potted plants were mulched with the shredded remains of the old red oak. the front door mattes were cleaned as was the porch, with a broom, dustpan and finally a hose. i split the grasses between two pots on the front porch and two on the shed steps...they also were mulched, as were the blueberry plants up there. 
four eggplants and 4 basil were planted in the newly turned west side bed,and all of the volunteer mini yellow pear tomatoes were tied up.


  1. 8 hours in the garden is quite an achievement... and look at the eggplant, deep and rich in colour. I am used to growing purplish long and round eggplants.


  2. i have never grown eggplant before but i love it roasted: looking forward to it!

  3. blimy, you make me feel lazy!...come the weekend i just about get round to watering the tomatoes....i love aubergines too, we call them the poor mans steak...

  4. Gardening in summer is very challenging work. In the morning and evening we have millions of mosquitoes flying around. Gardening in the middle of the day with all that heat and sun is also not a good option.
    I hope you solved your weeds problem. They are so good for compost.