While I was inside with T, Z was sneakily putting the greenhouse up on two dollies and the wagon. Then he had me come try to help move it. He got inside the greenhouse and pushed, and I was supposed to just help direct it with the wagon handle. That was difficult, when he was pushing uphill and I really wanted to help pull. Any pulling or pushing results in a wall leaning in a scary direction. The wood is so worn out that the greenhouse is about to fall apart! So uh, we’re thinking of paying someone to basically rebuild it. I am even thinking of asking my friend’s ex-husband (I feel conflicted about him because my friend’s mentally ill son said that he had sexually abused him – but the son was/is out of touch with reality, so do I believe him? Could I have the ex-husband/ex-father-in-law only be here when T’s not home? I know that he does good work. Otherwise, I have already left a message for a guy who did a bit of work for us a couple of years ago. He’s not that thorough and he doesn’t clean up after himself very well tho.
I’ve planted 66 strawberries over 7 of these last 8 days. They’re getting pretty old there in the fridge, and some of the ones I’ve planted have pink stems (last year this went away after 2 applications of liquid fish and kelp). The raccoons dug in the strawberry bed for the 1st time this season last night. The garlic is still visible. I get better at weed control each year! I finally started some greens and flower seeds this week. My book recommends planting favas and peas through March but no later. 😦 It seems really early for planting green beans…
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I have raccoons digging in my strawberry beds too, so I keep a netting on them year-round now. If you plant the purple “green beans” like my favorite, Royal Burgundy, they can tolerate cold, damp soil better than the green ones so can be planted earlier. Here in central Indiana (Zone 4b or 5a) I plant them when the lilacs start to bloom, usually around April 15.
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Wow! That seems so early! I might have some purple podded pole bean seed but it’s years old. I do still have Trilogy bush bean seeds that include delicious purple beans…mmmm, beans…