....the work I need to get done soon. It is pot bleaching time, and I am going to add driveway, stake and cage bleaching. And not only bleaching, but cleaning with a detergent that has a quarternary ammonium compound - it seems that since tomato diseases can be viral, bacterial or fungal, bleach alone or the Quat alone won't get them all. It won't be fun, but I am hoping it will make the season more successful by cutting down on diseases. Of course, after pot preparation comes purchasing/lugging lots of the potting mix and composted manure, then finally, planting. To get all tomatoes, peppers and eggplant in the containers will likely take two weeks. I will do a blog soon on varieties I will be growing this year.
Then....I must dig the bean row, and some squash and cuke hills, in the big garden. Finally, I need to plan out my strategy for testing straw bale gardening. I am going to use the rear part of my big garden and cover it with landscape fabric (it is chickweed heaven right now), then place the bales on that surface. My initial thoughts are 3 bales in the driveway and 5 in the garden - testing tomatoes, peppers, and squash - maybe melons too...we shall see.