Saturday, September 12, 2015

This Week in the Garden: Weeds, Wood, and Wet

It has been another busy week of spring activity in the garden.  Our new wooden raised veggie planters have been built (more on that soon!) and are in the process of being finished and prepped for soil and planting. Winter weeds have been pulled out to re-clear ground for cool germination direct-planting spring seeds to be sown and I have been trying to keep pesky wet weather plant diseases and pests at bay.  Come a take a peek at what's happening in and around our garden this week:

Unlike our Australian friends who struggling with ongoing dry weather, we are still very cool, wet, and soggy. In fact, so much so that I am struggling in my fight to keep fungal diseases from setting in, especially in our young transplants, fruits, and berries.  Since this is part of our green efforts, I don't want to resort to anything too nasty and have been experimenting with a number of different methods.  How do you keep your green garden healthy?  I could definitely use some help with this one!

In more positive news, our winter-wake-ups are still coming along nicely.  I am most pleased about the roses, which were salvaged from an established garden which needed to be fully removed to make way for earthworks and construction at a friend's newly purchased property.  They were a difficult removal, choked together and inter-grown in an old rose garden. Some were too diseased to save and most had far less available root than we would have liked, even for an autumn transplant. A very heavy pruning, some TLC, and a long winter slumber has done them good and they are bursting into healthy spring leaf.  Hooray!

What's happening in your garden this week?  We would love to hear from you! Please leave a comment or post us a message on the GiRL Facebook page I look forward to sharing our garden with you as it grows.  If you have your own greener living / garden blog or site, you're welcome to share a live link tin the comments. It's simple - just use the following format as a guide: <a href="">text you want shown for your link</a>  

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