After reading a few blogs that mentioned "pinching basil" I freaked out this morning and ran out to the garden to pinch off basil and oregano so they wouldn't "go to seed" - whatever that means. I have no clue if I did it right, or at the right time, but it sure smelled good on my hands.
Anyway, take a look at my poor jalapeno pepper plant in the next photo. It's getting worse and worse and I don't know what is going on or what to do to save it. SOMEBODY CALL A PLANT DOCTOR!
How bout this next picture. Is it my imagination or does that look like a random robin egg laying in the middle of the dirt of the recently cleared (this past weekend) garage bed? I only know this because I think one of the garden blogs I've been reading had a nest full of these on a picture. There is no tree close to it and I have no clue where the nest could be or what the hell I'm suppose to do with this thing. SOMEBODY CALL A BIRD DOCTOR!
My Clematis arrived today from Springhill Nursery. They don't look dead, thank goodness. They will be living in the garage bed which has the unamended-lilies-wouldnt-bloom-here soil. I purchased a bag of humus and manure to try to add a little to the dirt when I plant them. I was thinking today that I feel like a woman who suddenly adopted a bunch of toddlers. I have no clue what to do with them or if what I'm doing is what they need, but I'm doing my best and learning as I go.