Garden prep! Its eight weeks until planting outdoors begins, and so I am making my fairy garden hills and starting seeds based on the moon planting calendar! What you are seeing is the foundation of a hugelkultur bed. You begin by stacking up wood, covering it with brush, and then compost, dirt and soil and cover with straw or wood chips. (At this point the ladders and twine are there just to keep the dog from disturbing our work and to protect cats and dogs from logavalances.) The buried logs hold water and through osmosis keep your garden watered most of the summer. The composting wood keeps the hill warm most of the winter. This bed is about 20 feet long and about 4 feet of surface on each side made of wood that came down during the storms this winter. This is going to be big little farm. I am going to use the square foot planting method on the hills to grow the survival vegetable, fruit and herb gardens I bought on a whim. The fairy hill will be witched up too!
Finally got the right lighting to take these pictures because it has been so cloudy recently☁️ but I’m really happy with how all of it turned out. I know it’s not perfect but I can’t expect it to be. I obviously borrowed some ideas from other people and if I knew the creator I would give credit but sadly I don’t. But if you happen to know them please leave their name.
//Exams are so close now! I have reconstructed my study planner in my bullet journal for May, and tonight created a little mind map on alcohols for my chemistry module! (I kinda ran out of space. Oopsie). Also featuring my awesome Cameronian Tea all the way from Asia just for me!//
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Created for: The Sims 4 Combination of black, white and wood that will bring little scandinavian charm into your sims life. The set contains 11 items. 2 Bookcases, desk, chair, shelf, wire shelf (for decorational purposes), aeonium plant, hanging ivy plant, picture frame, calendar and end table.
14/3/2016 || My last week’s bullet journal spread. I don’t usually share my pages but I happen to be pretty happy with this one so here you go. As you can see, I was feeling the spring spirit with all the green.
Brassica oleracea acephala (Flowering Kale) H. Brassica oleracea capitata (Ornamental Cabbage) H.
Uses: Bedding, carpet and pattern beds, pot plant, specimen. Color: Foliage is composed of thick, blue-green leaves with centers of white, pink, red, magenta, or purple. Height: 10 to 15 inches. How to Start: Sow indoors 6 to 8 weeks before setting out in February or March for spring display, or June and July for fall and winter effect. Ornamental cabbage seed should be sown and chilled in refrigerator for 3 days, then kept at 65°-70° until germination takes place. Light is required, so don’t cover seeds. Flowering kale seed requires neither chilling nor light to germinate. After germination, both should be grown at 60° for 3 to 4 weeks, then hardened off for a week before being placed outside. Where to Plant: Moist, well-drained soil and full sun. Flowering kale performs better and more colorfully if grown int he cooler temperatures of fall. Spacing: 15 to 20 inches. Care: Easy. Keep soil evenly moist Native to: Eurasia
Flowering kale and ornamental cabbage fit the “horticultural oddity” category, and seldom fail to elicit the most interested conversation. Although often touted as “ornamental edibles,” the leaves of ornamental cabbage are tough and bitter enough to defy any tastes. Flowering kale reputedly is edible, but hardly more palatable. And both usually shock the curious cook when their leaves turn deadly gray in boiling water. It’s best to keep these plants in the garden.
As cabbage and kale have a tendency to bolt in hot weather, producing inconspicuous flowers at the expense of their colorful foliage, they are regarded as temporary, cool season annuals. They withstand a few degrees of frost before injury occurs, and in mid-winter regions often remain attractive from fall until spring. Winter crops are spared the cabbage worm, a warm-weather pest.
They are best as fall crops, when their colors have time to develop fully. Crops for late spring color must be started very early indoors to get large plants for setting in the garden in early spring.
Considered a favorite for pattern bedding (floral clocks, spelling out the school name, and the like), cabbage and kale also make fine, colorful bedding and edging plants. If nothing else, grow a few in pots for the patio. Your neighbors may be amazed.