The spring garden is really unfurling! I spent quite a bit of time last week weeding and transferring compost from our bins to the beds.
I also had to pull the fava plants (sorry Pierce!) as they were absolutely covered in aphids which were spreading to other plants. I chopped up and then left the nitrogen fixing roots in the beds and moved all of the rest of the plant matter to the compost bins and covered it with a bunch of decomposing matter to try to keep the aphids from fleeing to nearby plants. I also covered the bed with a solid five inches of compost to try to suppress the aphid population. Will see how it goes! One thing is for sure, our future compost will benefit from the fava plant which is full of nitrogen! Such a partner plant for us organic gardeners...
As always, there is no such thing as gardening in our AVS garden without plenty of interaction with critters and wildlife! It's one of the reasons our garden is so ALIVE and beautiful. :)
Miss you all soooo much!
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