There is always some work at the garden! March Garden journal
Hello fellow gardeners! Welcome to another recounting of my activities in my vegetable garden. Since I haven't had much time to dedicate to my big projects, I have been doing small tasks whenever I can. I can no longer go out to admire my garden every day, but I try to keep an eye on it. That's how I realized that something was damaging my ornamental plants that are decorating the entrance, several days every time I went out to work I took a quick look and they went from looking beautiful and bushy to being trampled and split. I kept an eye out every chance I got until I found the culprits and they turned out to be... My cat and a neighboring kitten!!!! They started playing among all the plants and ended up making a mess!
That bothered me a little, but at the end of the day they were just playing and well, plants can grow back. So I took the ones that hadn't died yet and transplanted them, with patience and care they will sprout and become beautiful again!
The Roselle plants have gone through many problems, after the leafcutter ants ate it completely, it returned to give leaves and flowers, and just when it occurred to me to think "how strange that the leafcutter ants have not appeared" That night they came again!This time, thanks to the quickness of my neighbor, who managed to devise a trap that prevented these annoying little bugs from getting on the plant, it was saved for a while longer... But a few weeks later they tried again and it seems that they found the trick to evade the trap and take over the leaves and flowers again.
Another time when I came home early from work I noticed that the cilantro I had, which had already set seed, had dried up. So it was time to replant! I pulled up the dried twigs, stirred the soil a bit and re-sowed the seeds. I also added some more compost to my chili plants in pots.
The most recent tasks I did on one of my days off from work, with my dad, we started to clean all the branches of the passion fruit plant that were on the roof of the house, this had already given enough crops and as it had become very ugly, we had to pull it up, maybe later I will plant this fruit again. We also gave the coconut tree a good cleaning, as it had many coconuts and dry branches that had to be removed.
Then I went to see what was under the ocumo plants, which already had enough time to be harvested, the truth is that I didn't have too much hope because I had previously tried to grow sweet potatoes and didn't succeed. So, I was not so surprised that when I pulled them up, there was nothing hahaha. I had one in the ground and one in a pot, and I didn't get a crop from either. Maybe I should have guessed because of the size of the plants, but you never know. What is true is that my soil does not seem very suitable for tubers.
Lastly, I pruned my oregano plant a bit, as I saw that it was starting to flower a bit and I know that these types of plants when they flower, they only get elongated and with few leaves. Additionally, I repotted my begonia, which I have inside the house and was starting to look cramped where it was.
Well as you can see, this is what I have done during these months, soon I hope to be planting again because there are already many empty spaces and I think the garden looks a little sad like this. I hope you liked the post and that you always find something useful! I'll say goodbye until another garden journal challenge!
Gracias por leerme. | Thanks for reading.
Todas las fotos son de mi autoría. | All photos are my own.