Thursday, April 22, 2010

Thursday In The Garden With Jonesie

Meow!  Happy Earth Day!  I'm so excited to have a whole day dedicated to the Earth!  What are you doing to honor the day? Wouldn't it be great if each of us kitties had new catnip planted in our honor?

I had to give it a lot of thought.   I thought one good way to celebrate the earth was to honor our friendly and helpful earthworms.  We have lots of them in the garden and we have to be careful when we dig so we don't harm them.  They make sure our soil is nice and wonderful!
Another cool thing to do is lots of planting of new plants.  I was thinking that our normal garden stuff didn't quite count because most of them are annuals.  I still snoopervised the planting of our cooler weather friends like lettuce, spinach, kale and broccoli.

It's  important to make sure you add stuff to the dirt.  Dirt just doesn't do well on it's own.  Earthworms help, but our dirt likes peat moss and perlite and compost mixed in. 

Final inspection is always my favorite part.
Now for the really special news.  For Earth Day, it's good to plant something permanent that will grow and stay for years to come.  I sort of snoopervised the planting of our very own mini vineyard!  I sort of did it because the rototiller scared me so I kept my distance.  I'll give it closer inspection this coming weekend to make sure it's all settled in properly.  It will be several years before mom and dad can make wine, but it should be lots of fun.

I'm tired!  Time to nap in the decomposed leaves!Be sure to leave a link!


29 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Don't furget to leave some floof!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Hi Grete!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Happy Earth Day to you too!

Ayla and Iza, said...

We actally went looking fer catnip today. The real stuff, Nepeta cataris! We learnt we had the "sorta stuff" other catmint. We want the real thing this year!

Fin said...

Great job Jonesie! Happy Earth Day!

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Oh Jonesie, even in dust you're still so bootiful!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

I didn't know it was Earth Day ~ fanks for telling me. I have a lot to learn iffen I'm ever gonna be a master gardener like yoo.
I like the idea of having a catnip plant planted in honour of the day ~ so I'm gonna pester mom to get me one. Pester power always werks.

Simba said...

Happy Earth Day! How awesome to have your own Vineyard!

Karen Jo said...

Happy Earth Day! I haven't worked in the garden in a very long time. How great to have your own mini vineyard.

Forever Foster said...

What an excellent way to spend Earth Day :)

MoMo said...

You've been a busy ladycat! We can't do a lot to our garden as the place doesn't belong to us. We can only just maintain it as it is.

Happy Earth Day!

The Creek Cats said...

Happy Earth Day! We love the idea of every cat having a catnip plant planted in their honor!!

Parker said...

Oh wow - wine!
Happy earth day!

Kea said...

Jonesie, you've done a fabulous job in your gardens; concatulations! And happy Earth Day! :-)

Alasandra said...

Thanks for reminding us today is Earth Day. We are doing some exciting things to help the Earth but the post and the compost thingy aren't ready yet cause the beans are slackers. ~AFSS

the casbah kitten said...

Wow Jonesie, your veggie beds are so neat and orderly. Our plants are kinda messy. Oh, HAPPY EARTH DAY!! Heh, heh. . . that looks like fun, rolling in the leaves.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

HAPPY EARTH DAY, Jonesie!

Busby and Raymond said...

Happy Earth Day Jonesie! It's good to see you enjoying your garden. We have a small composting bin. It's on rollers which makes it easier to "stir". It's amazing to see our kitchen and yard scraps turning into wonderful compost!

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Your "pantaloons" with leaves and twigs tangled in them made us smile...we neffur get to go outside so it's especially fun to visit you!

Noll's Nip said...

I say, your idea about planting catnip is purrfectly wonderful!

AttieCattie said...

what a garden!

cory, thanks for coming by to offer moral support. it is rough having this sis-ter around. i been bopping her on the head but she still follows me all over the place.

Baby Patches said...

Happy Earth Day! And OMC a Vineyard, dat is furry pawsome! You looks tuckered out after all of dat MOL hehehe

Purrrrrrrrrrrrs

Katnip Lounge said...

Hapy Earth Day! We will ask Daddy to pick us a large bouquet of fresh nip to celebrate.
xx Lounge Kats

Beth said...

Jonesie, the garden looks great! Happy Earth Day! Tell mom to stop over at my food blog to enter my giveaway!
http://foodasart-beth.blogspot.com

Beth

Jacqueline said...

What a great job you are doing, Jonesie...We love the wine idea; can't wait to hear how that turns out in a few years!...Happy day...xo...Calle,Halle,Sukki

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

You are a fantastic gardener! Our mom is planting perennials this Saturday (bulbs). And she ordered some Pink Lilac Bushes from our little sisbean's fundraiser. We're waiting for them to come.

Junior and Orion said...

We so love Thursdays with you Jonesie! We get to see your gorgeous gray and white floofiness, and the delightful garden. It makes Meowm want to be able to have a garden. Maybe she will plant some nip in the tiny areas areound the paprtment htis weekend in honor of Earth Day.

The Island Cats said...

You worked really hard today, Jonesie and your garden is really looking good!

Happy Earth Day!

Tatyanna (and Dorian too) said...

Ooopsy, wanted to let you know we made a mistake leaving our link. It might'n't work if you click on it! Sorry. But this one is right :)

You look beautiful hanging out and supervising and working in your garden. I love the mini vineyard too! It's wonderful that you are doing great things for the earth. I don't like catnip myself (I know, most cats think me strange!), but we plant it anyway!! For other kitties to enjoy!
*purrs* to you and yours! -Dorian

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Happy Earth Day! WE think it is so cool that Thursday in the Garden is on Earth Day!