I worked in the garden a lot this weekend. Now, my gardening methods aren't the prettiest, but since I'm a rather lazy weeder and the crab grass just won't stop trying, I use newspaper to mulch out my plants. I transplanted some of my tomatoes (Mortgage lifter and Black Krim) and my most of the Bulgarian peppers into the garden. I decided to get organized and assigned each type of tomato and each type of pepper a ribbon color. I tied the ribbon to the tomato cage, and now I'll be able to remember what types of tomatoes are where. I usually know most of them, but some were always a guess, as the popsickle stick labels always seemed to wash away or get broken. So this year, I'm trying a new method. Oh, and the rocks I use to hold down the paper - those are actually all over the small garden. I think when the previous owners added the sunroom, they just left a pile of rocks there that make digging in my garden a challenge.
The radishes look great.
Now that the trees have leaves, Nathaniel and I have been scouting out how many maple trees we really have. This year we only tapped 5 trees, but next winter we will tap more than twice that many! And it turns out that the biggest tree in the back yard is a maple - the biggest maple we have, and one I hope will provide lots of sap.