With the tools of the trade in hand, I got down to bid-ness getting the garden up to speed and planting my beastly starter plants.
Appropriately enough, I met one of the Beastie Boys earlier the same day. A story for another time.
This here orange bin contains the latest homemade ‘post, made from the finest leftovers from restaurants of Brooklyn NYC, ready to be taken down a notch and repurposed as plant food.
Not so fancy now panko-crusted free range chicken and jasmine rice!
There’s no need to fully replace your containers with all new container mix. Just give the dirt a proper re-charge. I prefer to keep it natural and hit em with a solid dose of compost.
Seen here are my sub-irrigated planters filled with this recipe:
- 2/3 parts LYPM (Last Year’s Potting Mix)
- Healthy dose of compost (6 or 7 trowels full?)
- 1/3 part NPM (New Potting Mix)
I was going to make a gross analogy about how gardening with gardening gloves on is like showering with a rain coat on, but I’ll spare you.
The garden is still sequestered in the corner as work (doesn’t) continue on the other half of my deck. But make no mistake, it will not be stopped!