February Garden Journal

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We topped off the flower beds this week, starting with a layer of alfalfa, then a layer of coastal hay (straw for you more inland), and iced with a thick layer of premium compost. Building the beds this way uses less water and adds nitrogen to the soil. Coco and Cherry loved spreading the hay.
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Bacon unloads compost from his truck. He managed two loads for me before our next door neighbor recruited him to haul mulch.
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Bacon tops the straw with compost. The Old Blush rosebush in the foreground is already blooming.
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This beautiful broccoli is close to harvest. It was grown from seed in a layered bed built last fall using the same method.
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These yellow blooms attract bees to the container garden.
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