Tuesday, April 18, 2006
More sunshine today, and we so deserve it. I did some weeding in the morning, clearing some space around a patch of iris and also pulling dandelions in what will soon be the vegetable bed. But I was feeling too impatient to wait until that area is all clear--I needed to get something planted now, so this afternoon I sowed some spinach and carrot seeds in containers. This is the first time I've tried those in containers. I trimmed the edges of the pots in copper tape, which not only is supposed to keep the snails out but also adds a bit of interest to the planters.
I also discovered what looks like some kind of berry plant growing under one of the delphiniums. I dug it up and potted it. If it turns out to be something I'd actually like to keep, it'll need to go someplace where it will get more sun. I love finding volunteers in the garden!