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with geobins and crocuses and gardensoxx all in a row.

today i set up our geobin compost system.  it does not look like this:
geobin
i suppose it could, with some serious wrangling, but for now it’s more of a lopsided oval shape.  and you know what, it works just fine that way because it gets the job done.  plus, it holds compost better than a cardboard box.

before the builder laid down the sod for our front lawn, nugget daddy spread out 450 crocus bulbs.  they’re a naturalizing variety, so they should become more dense over the years.  it sort of looks like we’ve stuck a bunch of artificial flowers in our lawn.  still, they’re fun to see poking up, and a nice way to welcome spring.
spring is here!

nugget loves flowers!

i also started my first tray of seedlings today.  it includes:

big rainbow tomatoes
big rainbow tomatoes

radish d'avignon
radish d’avignon

chioggia beets
chioggia beets

bloody butcher tomatoes
bloody butcher tomatoes

marglobe tomatoes
marglobe tomatoes

roma tomatoes
super italian paste tomatoes

vesuvius nasturtium
vesuvius nasturtium

rainbow heirloom tomato mix
rainbow heirloom tomato mix
mix consists of equal parts omars lebanese (red), dutchman(pink), golden sunburst (yellow), black russian (purple), aunt ruby’s german green (green) and djena lee’s golden girl (orange)

yikes! i almost completely forgot to write about the gardensoxx! (i actually had to drag myself out of bed and go back to my desk after catching my mistake on my crackberry.) anyhow, once the seedlings are ready for transplant, they’ll pop right into these cute little tubes of landscape fabric that come prefilled with organic growing medium. we have really heavy clay soil here and tilling a temporary garden is such a pain. i hope these work out well. they look so promising!

here’s a look at a really cool stream bank restoration project using filtrexx products. it shows the gardensoxx being made on-site.

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