Some of you may have read about the storms and straight line winds that were in my area. I haven't had a chance to clean up around the place
because it rains off and on all day and night. In fact, it was raining when I took these photos.
During a few lulls, I finally started my veggie garden. It looks sad and took me all day (in between rain storms to get this far. The pots need to be cleaned out and mulch and potting soil added before I plant anything, but the pots are, for the most part, in their final places. I'll do some adjusting when I bring out the rest of the pots, and put some away that I probably won't need.
I first laid down four bags of shredded papers I saved over the winter.
My friend Sally had a bunch of cardboard, but she sent it to the recycle center. Then she bought a new mattress and gave me the box it came in. You can see it is nearly as large as my garden. After I put the pots in place, I added two large bags of leaves I had been given.
In hopes of having a true lasagna garden next year, rather than pots, I planted two tomatoes and hoped for the best.
Although I have lots of clean-up and weed pulling, you can see the various layers to my lasagna garden. The rain has already started to act on the cardboard.
These heavy pots are still on my front porch and so are two more plants. I hope to have time to work on my veggie garden sometime this week, because rain is forecast again for the next two days and my grass is also in desperate need of mowing.
And finally, here is my April calendar that was marked by repurposed art and birthdays this month.
May is ready to be filled in and decorated, too. I never decorate until I have a better idea what the month will bring.
Thanks for joining me in my veggie garden and viewing my mundane calendar, too. Your visit means the world to me.
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