Tuesday Greens #33

by Becky Elmuccio on May 28, 2013

gardeningWelcome to Tuesday Greens #33!

So, has the weather been driving any other gardeners batty this year? We’re having a tough time getting things in the ground for a number of reasons. A handyman needs to finish work on our garage, the rain, the heat, the cold, and of course, there is potty training going on. So, we’re a little slow this year, and it’s been a struggle for me. I want it all done and all done perfectly, but I keep hearing my yoga teacher’s voice in my head saying that I can only worry about what is happening right now, not what may happen. And I am struggling with that. We tackled a whole bunch in the yard this weekend and I wish I could show you, but I was in such a zone, that I didn’t take any pictures. Silly blogger! So, instead, here’s what I did:

  • Trimmed the hedges – with an old-fashioned clipper – my arms are now buff and sore
  • Raked out all leaves under the hedges
  • Shook my fist at the rabbits who are noshing on my new flowers from Glick’s
  • Talked out yard plans with DH
  • Mowed the lawn and did the weed whacker in the front (the back is on this week’s list)
  • Watered
  • Weeded behind our garage and laid down Easy Gardener WeedBlock Biodegradable Paper Mulch in an effort to knock out the weeds so that Tomato can play
  • Researched more organic soil options so that we can continue to garden safely and in a healthy manner
  • Had a conversation with the birds about the impending arrival of the blueberries. I am pretty sure the robin gave me the stink eye.

So, what are you tackling in your yards?

Last week’s top post was from A Life Unprocessed. Mellow shared some tips about getting chlorine out of tap water, so be sure to check out her post!

I look forward to checking out what folks have to offer this week. Have a great week in your gardens and kitchens!

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Erin May 28, 2013 at 8:53 am

Thanks for hosting! I linked-up my Instant Triple Chocolate Brownie…and then realized I had already linked it up in the past. Whoops!


Becky Elmuccio June 3, 2013 at 3:44 pm

No worries, Erin! Thanks for stopping by!


Nancy@livininthegreen May 28, 2013 at 10:07 am

Thanks so much for hosting this week! Our garden is planted with spring greens and peas. Most everything else is waiting for this warmer weather to come. I am hoping to lay down black mulch tomorrow to warm up the ground for the tomatoes, peppers and eggplants. Lots to do for sure!!


Becky Elmuccio June 3, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Hope you were able to get it all done, Nancy!


She'sWrite May 28, 2013 at 11:44 am

Wow. That is A LOT to get done, you’re awesome! We just have flowers in a little patch near our front door and then there’s a lot of veggies that are seedlings on my back porch. I’m waiting to hear back from a community garden to see if we can transfer our stuff there. Visiting from SITS! 🙂


Becky Elmuccio June 3, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Sadly, there is so much more to do!


Lindsay May 28, 2013 at 1:49 pm

You accomplished a lot this weekend! With the upcoming heat wave, are there any special precautions to take for plants that are outdoors?


Becky Elmuccio May 28, 2013 at 1:50 pm

Water a lot in the early morning and then again at night. Watering in the morning may burn off in the heat, but doing it at night lets it sit for a good time period before the temp goes back up.


Jo @ Let's Face the Music May 28, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Love all the “gardening” you accomplished. I’ll bet everything looks wonderful. Jo @ Let’s Face the Music


Becky Elmuccio June 3, 2013 at 3:47 pm

It’s getting there, Jo! The heat was rough last week, so I was doing it in patches.


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