She came over the other day and picked up a load of chicken poo mixed with llama poo for her garden. Good stuff! We told her she could have as much as she wants.
What's really useful is planting vegetable starts in the cold frame. I've found that they do really well if I close them up at night and open them in the daytime. Today I picked my dinner of salad from one of the cold frames.
My other cold frame has seeds started. This is somewhat not exciting as watching lettuce and beans grow is really not fun. Still, I can see some progress and I do have herb starts in there to keep my interest up. I put together a square foot garden in each of the cold frames. They look really impressive and almost make me look like a real gardener. The next picture is my second cold frame.
|Second Cold Frame|
So, I decided to plant bush beans, including dragon's tongue, which are absolutely delicious, various herbs (cilantro, marjoram, basil, dill, parsley, sage, rosemary, lemon thyme, regular thyme), purple carrots, kale, several types of romaine, red leaf lettuce, green leaf lettuce, chard, arugula, spinach, mesculin mix, onions and garlic. I planted yellow tomatoes, eggplant, lemon balm, catnip, snow peas and dragon's tongue beans in my container gardens on the porch.
With so much rain, I put out a couple of buckets under the eaves of the barn. I'm so glad I did! I caught enough rainwater to water all the birds and Sid the llama, thus saving me from hauling water from the house. Much easier and economical.