Tuesday, February 24, 2009
The sugar snap peas are just about to take over my study, so I think it's time to get them in the ground. I've got a tripod structure built now from salvaged wood (that story is here), but I still need to prep the soil where I'm planning to plant the peas. It still feels early to me, but everything I've read says to get those sugar snaps out there early--even before the last frost date. So sometime this week, I've got to muster up some energy after I get home from school and get the peas in the ground.
I also want to run a drip line to each of the peas, and the line will be hooked up to a central drip irrigation system I've got planned, but have not yet installed. So this is another chore awaiting me.
And as long as I'm thinking about these two spring chores, I thought I might as well go ahead make a list of "must do" items that need addressing before too many more days go by.
(In roughly this order)
Before last frost date:
Prepare planting beds
Plant sugar snaps
Install drip irrigation system
Plant arugula and cover with cold frame
Clean storage area behind woodshop
Move bags of leaves to storage area
Replace stone on patio raised bed (shown in the photos above and below)
Clean front beds
Fix the split rail fence that a drunk driver ran over late one night while plowing through my yard in that big ole pickup truck with the mud tires and cattle guard grill (yes, I'm pretty sure I know who you are, because I've seen the chipped paint and tire tracks. Not that I'm irritated with you or anything, but what would your mama think? Shame on you.)
After last frost date:
Transplant tomatoes, peppers, tomatillos, etc.
Plant beans, etc.
Transplant buffalo grass to front yard
Transplant sedum in front yard
Plant rainwater harvest garden