Yeah… yesterday was April Fool’s Day, in case you wondered.
I did have at least one person write who was concerned that my site was hacked… another one simply commented “Wtf”… but one of my favorite emails about the “Limestone Healing Center” gag was this gem from Louise:
“Were you stoned when you wrote today’s offering? Even the word is misspelled.”
I take this as a testament to the rarity of typos in my writing.
And no, in case you wondered, I wasn’t stoned. I was just listening to a lot of rock.
…I’d better get back to gardening.
If you haven’t planted them yet, it’s almost past time for corn, sweet potatoes, peppers, beans and melons. The insects and the heat will soon be upon us.
Keep an eye on your young fruit and nut trees if we go without water for more than a week or so. The establishment period is vital.
Also, watch out for grass growing around your fruit trees. Hoe it away from the trunks (but don’t hack too deeply) and the trees will grow much more quickly than if they have to fight with grass.
Now… get outside and get growing!
I thought you were hacked, but then I saw a comment reminding me it was 4/1.
Re: grass around trees… is it not just as good to mulch over the grass and kill it? Make it give back to the soil what it took.
Yes… with one caveat. It's better to mulch during times of high rainfall when the ground is good and wet. In the spring I prefer to just hoe around the trees, then mulch later in June or so when it's pouring regularly.