Saturday, October 06, 2012
Fall cleanup and small harvest
It was absolutely beautiful today. I grabbed a coffee and went out to play. What a lovely full day. I started out just strolling around and checking things out. One thing lead to another and before you know it, four hours have passed. I pulled out plants that looked 'done'. Including all the tomatoes in the greenhouse. Taken down and soil smoothed and watered. Sprinkled with lettuce seeds. I figure our weather is similar to February - March when my lettuce was in its glory. So I am hopeful that we can get lots. I really miss my fresh lettuce. I took down the shade cloth in the greenhouse. Brought the Lemon Verbena and Bay Laurel into the greenhouse for the winter. I picked my dried beans and set the beans out to dry a bit more. I raked up the holly leaves over at Barb the neighbors side of the house...she has beautiful dogs that I don't want stepping on the nasty dry sharp leaves.
I still have a lot to do tomorrow...which would actually be today as its 2:15am right now. Maybe I should get rested for what will hopefully be another lovely day on the west coast.
It WAS another gorgeous day. We moved the Meyer Lemon into the greenhouse. I unwrapped the rigid plastic coiled thing that protected the trunk. Under it was the name label and a tight plastic tie. I'm glad I undid it. The tie was so tight that any growth would have dented the trunk. I potted a French Lavender for Amanda and planted my huge specimen in the lasagna garden where it will bring bees to that side of the yard. I pulled out a squash and took out the Berries Galore. Neighbor Judy brought me my Rainier Strawberries that she started for me. I planted them. I gave her the mystery strawb that my sister gave me the parent of. I gave her five of the six I've started. They are awesome. I think I will call them Jessica Strawberries. I washed pots and little plant labels and put them away. I washed out the water bell fountain and put it in the shed. I did so much work I think even my okole is going to be hurting tomorrow.
Amanda and Noel's cat Hugo found two of these caterpillar guys. Creepy. I killed one the other day thinking it was a tomato hornworm. That really isn't my style, but I panicked. Today I just moved them to the front. Now I read they are quite lovely butterfly's or moths. I'm sorry dude.