Thursday, August 6, 2009

Turtle Gertie

Been seeing a lot of our resident turtle Gertrude lately. I imagine she's lived in our yard longer than us, but for sure we've been seeing her for 12 years since we moved in. I'm not sure if she's on the move from all the rain we've been having or if she knows we'll give her some tomatoes to eat, today she was in luck.

I finally finished the blueberry patch. Its taken me weeks, beginning with taking apart the potato cages which I had set up in between the plants planning to use the soil we piled in there to improve the rows.

When we originally planted the blues, we set them far apart and not in much of a line so mowing around them has been a pain. I decided it would be good to create rows, so first I had to remove the grass in between, then I spread that good dirt from the potato bins, I added 3 more plants to one row, and finally today I put down newspapers and covered the whole thing with 4 big cartloads of mulch. I think they are going to be real happy and hope they'll spread towards one another and fill the rows. And mowing is going to be so much easier now too. I'm sure they will never look this good again so feast your eyes

1 comment:

Meredith said...

The blueberry patches look wonderful! I'm trying to figure out how hard it is to grow blueberries in central Texas. Gertie's cute!