Saturday, April 5, 2008

Newspaper as weed control mat and cold weather friends



Some pretty flowers coming up and blooming.






I've heard from several sources that you can use newspaper as weed-control mat. That has not been my experience. For me, it's just like littering that was more controlled in its location. I offer these photos as evidence. Maybe they need to be secured somehow, but I couldn't figure out an eco-friendly way to do it.




The daylillies are coming up, whether I want them to or not. We were overrun with daylillies when we first moved in. I've been slowly moving them to other places in the yard, but yowza, there were a LOT.






And the Michigan transplant Rhubarb looks like it's coming back! Yay! I wasn't sure it would, but it looks like it's going to make it. And a bit more organized with the direct sowing of seeds than I was last year. I need to get some popsicle sticks to use, but the plastic things were handy from last year. I sowed broccoli and half of the spinach, because they like cold weather better (or so says the seed package).

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