Filling up pots.
The morning isn’t at all as nice as yesterdays was even though it did start much the same. Sunshine, some fog and rather warm. Now it’s cloudy and not especially warm at all. It must have rained a big part of the night but no big amounts though. Just enough to make those seedlings I planted yesterday get a good start and from later today warmer and sunnier weather will arrive and give those plants an even better continuing of their lives.
Yesterday I finally opened up one of my composts I have by the entrance gate, I should have done that long ago but I’ve been neglecting it for too long and it dried out too much. So lately I’ve had the lid open when it has been raining but it was still a bit too dry. Ants loved it though because there was a big ants nest in it 🙂 It’s a warm compost which means it works by getting warm instead of using worms to make compost. It should anyway but it’s actually quite worthless 🙂 It never get warm enough so I usually put in worms every now and again to make it work at all.
I filled up the wooden box I had in my wood shed and I also filled up several big pots and spread some in the flower bed beside it. Compost isn’t that nutritional bomb like most people believe, lots of the nutrients are actually used when the plant parts decades. But it has great structure and can be seen as a great soil for Your plants. Pumpkins love to grow in it and so do tomatoes, so I’m not sure which of it I’ll have in the big box but since I’ve placed it in front of an espalier I’ll most likely have tomatoes in it. I can have the pumpkins in the big pots.
I moved the compost to a new spot where the sun hits it better so it perhaps actually could work at least some 🙂 I then got a big bare spot where the compost had stood before, so I planted a magnolia there instead. It’s a Cucumber tree (Magnolia acuminata) and it’s the hardiest magnolia there is (besides M. kobus) so if any magnolia ever will survive here it’s this one. I did of course put up a simple pee protection fence so Orvar don’t kill it already this summer 🙂
The sun is finally peeking out between the clouds and my kitchen is finally feeling a bit warm again. It has been warm all night but I had the door open so the dogs could go in and out as they pleased. They pleased that once and during that time my kitchen got freezing cold and there’s no use in starting a fire in the stove since I know it will be warm later today and I simply refuse to start a radiator during summer. Well I have one running in the bathroom because that’s a place I never want it to be even cool 🙂
I think it’s time to make another pot of tea and after that perhaps taking a short nap, we didn’t get up at am today, we slept an entire hour more today 🙂
Have a great day!