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Welcome back to my garden furriends! Seems that Mr. Sun has decided to show up and we've had some wonderful days in the garden. We're still way behind in getting everything planted, but that's just the way it goes. You can't rush things and you have to go with what Mother Nature gives you. We've got lots of stuff to see today so let's get started!
Dad has been doing a bit of weeding. The weeds love the rain and have been popping up everywhere. I tried to make sure that he didn't miss any.
The flowers are starting to bloom and that makes me purr. We have several Rhododendrons but my favorite is the pink one since it looks so wonderful with my grey furs.
The vegetable bed is still waiting for dad to do a final clean out and add some additional dirt. You have to be mindful not to stick just ordinary dirt into your vegetable and herb beds. Mom and dad have a book that I have studied quite extensively by napping on it. They got it long before I was born. The book is Kitchen Herbs by Sal Gilbertie. Mom and dad learned lots from this book but the one thing they said that has helped them the most is his recipe for dirt...ok, soil. Sal says (I'm spilling the beans on my mom and dad because they say "Sal says" almost as much as they say "Jonesie says") that you should us the following recipe:
6 cubic feet sterilized topsoil
3 cubic feet perlite (crushed volcanic ash) or pumice
6 cubic feet peat moss
6 cubic feet sand or fine gravel
This has worked out great for us and I can say that this mixture feels wonderful under my paws. Nip grows like crazy in it.
The cherry tree is blossoming and that makes my sister Cory happy because that means there will be lots of
cherries toys for her to play with.
I helped snoopervise the preparation of the corn beds.
Yup, dad did a fine job. You have to make sure that all of the rows come out nice and even. I find that measuring this with my paws is super helpful. It's no good if the rows are too close together.
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