Fancy legume edition.
So next to the bed that has the new cucumber jungle gym, is a really sad one.
Oof. Besides the roots of long gone collards it is just chock full of weeds.
And what appears to be a stray borage, we’ll save that for later.
Not to mention a ton of oxalis tubers- got to grab all of these you can now, or you will suffer later.
A small oxalis tangent. Sometimes folks come into work asking about how to get rid of these. Is there a special spray? Organic preferred of course. Or is there a special tool?
Well I’m gonna be brutally honest. You got to pull those suckers by hand. Oxalis can regrow from even a fragment of it’s taproot and you just have to pull pull pull.
Which is what I did today!
Once the bed was clear, I dumped what was left of the bag of loam builder into the mix.
Now- I may have used more than was strictly needed, and I hope this doesn’t bite me in the butt later. I kept debating myself- compost or loam? I erred on the side of loam because of how utterly messed up the soil in the bed was.
But it might be a tad too much chicken manure for…
Scarlet. Runner. Beans.
I have always wanted to grow these- but for a variety of reasons never went for them. As a kid in my middle school garden down in San Mateo County we had some gorgeous examples of these, and I can’t wait.
But these two four inch pots suffer from the same problem as the cucumber. There are three plants in each pot, in very close proximity.
I couldn’t tease apart the cukes, will I have any luck with these?
I teased apart my six plants and got to planting.
Lucky for me I had three old bean trellises just waiting to be used again.
The idea is that each bean gets a side.
One minor problem- these are not the tallest of trellises, and scarlet runner beans can get enormous and perennial.
I… will cross that bridge when I come to it!
Now I have to wash my hands very well (as we all should be doing!) because I smell like chicken shit.
This is why gardeners know how to wash their hands the best!
Oh god my pants smell terrible.