One day at a time. That is the speed of the garden life. One day. Daylight, and night time. The cycle never stops, and you must move with it. For some this means more than others. Perhaps you live in an area where Winter comes early, and when it comes, it hits hard! So one day can really mean a lot. Especially when 1 day lost can turn into multiple days needed in order to finish. Time is valuable. Which is why I am ecstatic to be moving along this grow season, and finally putting something in the ground.
Hi everyone! I am back at you with another update. 6 days ago I decided to bring some Pumpkins over to work, in order to get them in the ground. You can view that post here. However I felt not completely ready to do so. I was feeling a little uneasy about the Gopher, and also a little unsure about the soil. The soil really is not good at all, and TBH trucking in some would be the most ideal thing to do to start from scratch. When I was pulling weeds, I was having a hard time since in some areas the dirt is hard as a rock. This is probably why my Peppers dis so crappy last year.
But even bad soil will not stop me, and those Gophers are the ones who should be feeling uneasy! My friend has been very active the last few days. I went from not seeing any Snakes for a few years, to seeing this one every other day. As far as the bad soil goes, I figured I would at least supplement it with some decent bag soil.
They way I am going about it, is to dig a hole, and then fill it up with the bag soil. At least the start's will have a chance to get strong, and healthy before reaching its roots into the poor soil.
Before I began to put the Pumpkins in the ground, I cut the bottom of the Jiffy pot.
This way the roots will have contact with the Mykos I applied in my transplant hole.(Yes this is what she said;))
I then put a thick layer of my recently finished Compost, and then covered with the poor dirt. Then of course watered generously with a splash of Rhizo Blast.
So far I just put 2 Jack-O-Lantern's, and 2 Big Max in the ground. I have a few more in Jiffy Pots, just in case the Snails get to these. I will save room in the garden for my Yellow Pumpkins, and Onions. Perhaps something else, but not sure what. The Glass Corn perhaps, or maybe some more Peppers. I know I need to hurry up on my decision. Even though our Winters are very mild, I still can not waste any day's.
I am so stoked my flowers are doing great! Only thing is now I feel like the Pumpkins might get in the way. This is when planning gets in the way of not planning. But I am sure my idea will come to light, and it will make for a nice site for the eyes. :)
Well that is all for now. Next up will be the Yellow Pumpkins, and Onions into the ground. Also I need to get on the Glass Corn, and begin to germinate. I am really lagging on that. Another thing I am thinking of is to lay some mulch. I was told last year to lay some hay, but I am afraid that will be blown away on a windy day. What do you think? Also if you think mulch is a good idea, is there any particular kind I should consider to get? Please let me know in the comments. Thanks for reading, and stay tuned for the next update.