Wednesday, March 27, 2013
seedlings spaced way too close together. This year, I'm using a little bit of technology in the shape of 'seed tape' that will make planting these beauties a bit easier. I'm going to focus on the root vegetables this year and pare back the tomato varieties in the garden.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013
shade bulbs I'm going to put in the ground, we also grabbed this 'container garden' set of bulbs that includes Golden Balcony Begonias, White Christmas Caladium, and Wide Brim Hostas. I've had Caladium in the past and I *think* that I put them directly in the ground one spring. They bloomed, but never came back. Based on their hardiness, I'm thinking that by putting these in a pot and bringing that pot into the garage over the winter might be helpful to having them succeed. I think I'll go that route with all three, but I'm tempted to just put the hostas in the ground like I've done with every other hosta I've ever dealt with in the yard.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
our landscape plan, so once the ground thaws, we'll move some dirt and get these going for the year. I'm guessing that we won't have much luck with them in year one (this summer), but my experience with transplanting hostas says that we'll have strong plants in year two.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Tickets are $25 in advance and there are trophies and prizes. I had no idea that there were enough home-made/DIY Soppressatta makers in the western suburbs to warrant a contest.
With a simple Google search, it turns out Frank Balestri, the host for the contest calls himself the SodFather. But...no not *that* SodFather. Chicagoist has a video of his process. Turns out, the Soppressatta is called "Sods".
Guess I'll have to learn how to make the stuff? April 17th will be tough, right?