After a week back at work I'm settling back into things. Feeling good enough that my brother and I dug up his raised garden beds today and mixed in some diaper gel and planted our garden for the year-it sounds weird I know but if you take the insides of diapers out and rip them up and moisten them they can be worked into potting soil to hugely increase soil's ability to retain water and they're completely safe…like squishy vermiculite. I've not done it in a garden before but we're gonna see if it makes the veggies happier in the raised beds by retaining water since last year they really dried out. We hit a greenhouse and picked up some squash, cucumbers, melons and a few kinds of tomatoes and then laid out rows of seeds of carrots, onions, spinach and basil along with some herbs that we tucked into a few smaller pots. We put a few flowers in there too that are supposed to help keep the bugs down...I even have small pots of mint, thyme, basil and chives that I brought home and my SIL has all those plus some oregano and lavender at her place for her. I have to find places for the herbs where Dax won't eat them, but I think I can make it work. Man, I do love gardening. :) Today was fun -we just hung out all day today since J was working all day (doing lighting and sound for one of the local Pride Week events) and then had pancakes and bacon for supper - a great day.
|my pot of thyme|
Now, since I had a bunch of tea at my brudders too late I am wired for sound accidentally so I'm off to watch a girly movie with the cats. I have to pick up J when he's done tonight at about 4 am so I'll do my best to amuse myself until then. I have a few books…and snacky cakes...and a glass of gwertz...so life is indeed good even if Netflix has nothing cheesy to offer me for entertainment.
I hope you all have had a fantastic week! Later taters... :)