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01:13 pm: phenology
I just saw an ice-cream truck go by. "Little girl running and the little boy too/Got their money tucked up in their hand..." Well, no, they don't, it is 1:13 p.m. on Friday, in March, they are all still in school.

I got some old brick from my friend who is moving away, when she was cleaning up her place to sell it. I started making a path to the alley, so I can take the trash out even when it's muddy. I put some down in herringbone pattern and some in running bond, to get an idea of what it would look like. Today I started moving it closer to where I want it, and discovered that the earthworms were already at work, making their paths, digging tunnels and gluing the soil to the undersides of the bricks.

Planted potatoes yesterday and peas today. How does your garden grow?

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From:ljgeoff
Date:March 20th, 2015 11:09 pm (UTC)
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Your brick path sounds wonderful. It's a lot of work, isn't it? My garden isn't growing yet -- we've had less than two weeks of temps above freezing, and the ground is still really cold.
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From:randomdreams
Date:March 21st, 2015 04:31 am (UTC)
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Our tomato sprouts are up inside, but that's it. I was recently informed that pillbugs can and will eat pea and carrot seedlings.

Brick works well and is a nice size to work with. I prefer big 12x12 compacted cinder tiles because they make such quick work of a path... but man they're hard on the back, and the fingers.
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From:pennski
Date:March 22nd, 2015 05:23 pm (UTC)
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Yesterday I added aubretia plants.
Today I planted out 9 strawberry plants.
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