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Thread #126160   Message #3046920
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
05-Dec-10 - 12:34 PM
Thread Name: BS: Gardening 2010
Subject: RE: BS: Gardening 2010
The compost pile in the back is huge now that we've had our first hard freeze. I probably should have spread it out more, but I stacked it since it would stack. Makes it a little harder for the dogs to get into it.

There are still tons of seeds in the garden, tomatoes and peppers that got stepped on or fell out of sight, basil has been raining little black seeds for months. There were sunflowers that I let grow that were good for companion planting but did put on a huge seed supply. The various little birds that visited my feeders last year have been inquiring after food lately. I see them hopping in the cleared beds (I haven't turned the soil - I'll let the birds glean more seed before I do that). Last year when I set up feeders it took several days for the little folks to find it, but I set up one late yesterday as a tease and it has a lot of traffic this morning. I'll set up a couple more, now that I'm not worried about these guys clobbering my strawberries and tomatoes.

I took the mower out front and mulched the leaves in the yard into the turf. Looks good, but I'll probably have to do this at least one more time before the end of the year.