Mudcat Café message #2941241 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #126160   Message #2941241
Posted By: maeve
07-Jul-10 - 12:41 PM
Thread Name: BS: Gardening 2010
Subject: RE: BS: Gardening 2010
I've found the bales of pine needles online, Bobert. Wish I could get them locally, both for mulch and the Longneedle pine variety for basketry. They are the best mulch for tomatoes, potatoes, and strawberries!

I could also use some pine needle mulch when I move my wildflower nursery to a new nursery bed in case we build a new little house. I'll have to move them either way, for if I wait until we are ready to build I'll never find all of the ephemerals.

I'm struggling to keep the potted fruit trees and the vegetables and flowers watered. TL filled every available container for me Sunday night (using a generator and the tilted, old leaky water tank hooked to a hose)and I've already carried and poured out half of it. I don't dare run the camper's ac until TL needs it to cool off after work; it uses too much electricity. It's hard to breathe.