Time to Sow Your Wild Oats. You can start by Talking Dirty.
Tips for Laying down a spring mulch
Time to Sow Your Wild Oats. You can start by Talking Dirty. Yes, I said it. You’ll never again wonder why sowing your wild oats and talking dirty are so valuable. They start in the garden.
Besides those wild oats, you should sow peas, and vetch and mustard, mighty mustard that is.
Yes, folks, for those of you who grow some of your own food, now is the time to lay down a spring mulch. Adds nitrogen, suppresses weeds, and turns away insects.
I’ve been laying down a spring mulch on my urban garden for seven or eight years and I never do any other soil enhancement. The earth worms take care of the rest of it.
You do know how valuable earth worms are? For every bite of food the earth worm takes, it produces two bites of earth. Now that may not sound like much, but earth worms, unharmed and not poisoned by chemical pesticides or fertilizers will do wonders for your garden.
How do you know if you have earth worms? They leave their tell tale holes in the ground, and in the rain, they come out a laze about on the side walk. They may not be the smartest creatures you ever met, but they’re certainly useful.
I don’t have a large garden, as you can see in the photo. But it produces all the tomatoes, and peppers, and eggplant, lettuces, potatoes, carrots, and radishes I can eat every summer. All organic, plus the exercise of getting out in the sunshine and lifting and bending, and carrying is my idea of an ideal gym workout.You can buy Mighty Mustard, from my friend Kim Davidson. See http://www.mightymustard.com. You will learn a lot, reading this website, about earth-friendly ways to improve the soil and your gardening experience. For a mixed spring mulch of peas, oats, and vetch – which has a charming purple flower, order from http://www.johnnysseeds.com. Lots of good information here, too.
For me, there is nothing better than being on my hands and knees in the dirt. I know I’ve had a good day, if I have lots of dirt under my fingernails. And my little boy friend says the only thing better than earth is an earthworm in hand.
You go, gardeners. Even if you only have pots to plant in. It’s worth it. If you have nothing more than a window sill and 6 hours sunshine, you can garden. Yes!
Oh and that reminds me, last year I bought some grow bags from http://gardeners.com. I planted potatoes, and carrots and garden lettuce in some of those bags. They wintered over and now, they sit there ready to go again. Yes! So fun.Pin It