Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:14 PM
NRaleighLiberal (35,497 posts)
What's growing right now.....
From above - spinach (two pots) we are growing outside this winter, with later plantings of lettuce and arugula in front...then some pansies and snapdragons I started from seed in December....
And the plethora of stuff we drag into the garage over the winter to keep alive - ferns, walking iris, even some peppers and eggplant, a mostly tender perennials.
65 deg here in Raleigh today!
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What's growing right now..... (Original post)
Response to Scuba (Reply #1)
Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:17 PM
Denninmi (6,581 posts)
4. Yup, same here. Nothing grows here in Jan or Feb to speak of.
Sometimes, if its really mild, we might see a few bulb tips popping through by the end of February, or perhaps the catkins on aspen begin to show a little silver at the tip.
Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)
Fri Jan 27, 2012, 06:51 PM
JDPriestly (45,451 posts)
5. Looks great.
I think it's 80 or close to that today. I worked on my composting. Got a big sack of new compost material from my green grocer and layered newspapers, leaves then green veggies and fruits on top. I have several bins going.
So far, my compost bins are in plastic pots. I'm wondering how people who compost in the open collect the compost liquid. Any explanations.
Also, I have a lot of the liquid from my compost bin. Do I need to cure it or do anything to it other than mix it with water before I put it on my plants? Can it burn the plants?
Response to JDPriestly (Reply #5)
Sat Feb 11, 2012, 11:40 AM
HopeHoops (47,675 posts)
7. Let the liquid leach off. The finished compost won't burn plants, but until worms appear...
...the compost isn't done. If it is fluffy and somewhat uniform in color and has a fair population of worms, use it as a top dressing or mix it in with the soil. Compost is generally pH neutral if you use a variety of non-animal materials (except for egg shells). Just keep it stirred at least once a week and it will do its own thing. I don't recommend newspaper because some of the color dyes they use now have heavy metals you really don't want in your garden. B&W sections are still fine.