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Happenings at ground level

Yesterday was glorious.  The sun was shining and the kids were romping.  I explored the yard to see what was going on.  All signs point towards Spring.  I love seeing buds forming, browns turning to green and life popping out of soil.

Here are a few gems…

First up is my organic garlic. How sweet are these guys. This is my first time trying to grow garlic. I planted a bunch of cloves last fall. Can’t wait to harvest…it will be so exciting! Anybody know when they will be ready? I heard some time in June.

My wild roses are off and running…

I remember buying these Montauk daisies a few years back. They sure do multiply. Anybody want some?

What is happening ground level at your place?

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julie - March 27, 2012 - 1:49 pm

Marcia knows about the garlic. We did them last year from the biodynamic farm out in Southold. I always call her because I forget what to do. As for your roses, make sure you cut off any dead stuff and supposedly you are supposed to cut canes so that it is not a burly mess and not so intertwiny. You are supposed to manage and guide the canes before it gets to a point that you can’t deal with it. I don’t know, but that is what I got out of all my reading. I had samy cut mine and I felt bad cutting off new growth stuff but they say you have to prune in order to shape. I just hope I didn’t cut too much that I don’t get anything! Granted, you are supposed to prune at the end of season or early spring. Since our spring came so early, it didn’t happen in time but I am hopeful it will still be okay. Hey, the one rose by the mailbox finally got cut down. I’ve been saying it for the last six years so I’m just happy that we finally did it. It should be interesting to see what happens because by the time we cut it down enough, there was more dead wood than anything. Hopefully something will grow out of it. Does anyone know?

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