What did you do in the garden today?

NightingaleJen

Songster
8 Years
May 25, 2011
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What did you do in your garden today?


Almost nothing. It didn't get above freezing till the middle of the afternoon.
Same here, but it was so sunny I couldn't stop myself. Ran around sowing poppy seeds (mostly Shirley and American Legion) and scratching columbine seed into the soil. Probably pushing it, but...worth a shot! The veggie garden soil is cold to the touch, but yesterday I was able to grab a nice friable fistful out with my bare hand. Spring is so close!
 

karenerwin

Free Ranging
6 Years
Jun 11, 2013
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Cedar Hill, Missouri
It's an additional piece that clips on to the bottom. Instead of using just a board on the bottom of the hive, you put on this addition. It only has a 1/4inch wire mesh bottom which you line with leaves and twigs and then pine shavings/mulch. It's three inches of debris. Then the active hive is on top of that. It mimics the inside of a dead hollow log. Bee beneficial insects take up residence in this mulch and help with mites, predatory bugs, bee droppings, dead bees et. It allows air to flow, but not draft and helps control moisture since it breathes.

It is AWESOME!
Wow! That does sound awesome!! I have never heard of that idea before.
 
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