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Happy Earth day! April 22, 2012

Filed under: Nature — katiepede @ 12:44 pm

A very happy Earth day to you all! As residents of this fine planet I hope you’re having a wonderful day. 😀

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So there are more little sweetcorn sprouts appearing, and everything else is getting bigger 🙂

Yesterday I removed yet more bindweed…. and tidied up a few bits. My other half fixed a very strong bracket for my new large hanging basket my Mum bought me for my tumbling tom tomatoes…. I keep hearing people say that there may be snow in May?! So I think I will wait a wee longer to plant things out.

Oh I also tried a spot of organic pest control yesterday. The garden is full of ladybirds :-), and I moved a few (very gently) onto some of my spearmint (Mentha spicata) which seems to have an infestation of aphids. I saw them munch away on a few… but fly away later. However, my friend consoled me saying that if they have laid any eggs then their larvae will be extremely good in controlling the aphid population.

 
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(Image from: bbsrc.ac.uk)

I may pop a few courgette seeds in later. I will plant these in a large bag thing on the deck… Last year I put them in the raised bed and it took over everything else. The courgettes were very tasty though!

Happy planting! 🙂

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2 Responses to “Happy Earth day!”

  1. meghan11 Says:

    Encouraging to see someone doing something good for the earth. Love the photo. I have one of a mama scorpion carrying her babies on her back. Awesome, but scary.


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