Well, it was an extremely rainy weekend around here - causing my outdoor activities to be pretty limited. I got the rest of the weeds out of the large raised bed, but it sure did make my back hurt reaching into it. A good inspection of the onion planting revealed that the ones started from seed didn't make it through the recent cold spell. The ones from sets don't look too good either, but will make it just fine. The lids of the coldframes were left open during the long, steady, misting rain - to let mother nature water everything for me, which was better than me having to stoop over to water them..
More was done on the small shelf propagation unit, too - because it's gotta be finished sometime over the next 6 weeks - which is when the tomato seeds will be started. Yay!
Photo below - With lots of rain on the way, I dug a pretty good-sized hole in the center of each compost bin on Friday evening, then sprinkled some of the large bag of Starbuck's UCGs into each one. That was alot of used coffee grounds! After mother nature watered the piles for a day, I then fluffed the piles as best I could without opening the fronts. This should get the piles going again, hopefully.
Speaking of UCGs, the little convenience store only a mile from the house is giving me 2 gallons of them per week, which combined with the stuff from our 2 households - amounts to quite a bit, (about 4 gallons). Here's a 2 gallon bucket from the store...
Also, since the ground was really wet - I went ahead and dug the holes for the compost turning apparatus. They're 2 feet deep, and it was pretty interesting getting the posts set in place by myself. Don't worry - I was really careful - and had my back brace on, too! Oh gosh....these things are really heavy!
My Dad came out and gave me a little scolding - as can be expected. He'll be 76 years old next month, and always has to see what i'm doing. Hehe....Pouring the concrete is gonna be the most difficult part, but will have to be done after the I - beam is secured to the top. This will keep the vertical posts from twisting, which would not be good. Well, that's about it for now.
Take care, and happy gardening!