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Smells like yum.

Saturday, 14 May 11 Overcast 14°C / 58°F

I dried out all my extra mint at the end of the year and tossed it in a couple of big boxes in the back porch over the winter. Mint hay. Mint hay mulch. My garden smells amazing.

Since eggplants are the one thing I can’t do, I picked up eggplants at the coop. They were outside so I think they’re already hardened off, so I just stuck them straight in the garden under a couple of cloches. While I was there, I found an alpine strawberry and picked it up. I put it in a bare spot dug out by a squirrel in between the gooseberries and the rhubarb. Hopefully that wasn’t a bad idea.

I bought replacement asparagus, since only 3 plants seem to have made it. That will give me 6. I’ve no place for the other roots. I might be able to squeeze in one more, but I’ll have to transplant some stuff to do it. Not sure if/when I will. I guess we’ll see if the mood takes me or if I find someone else who wants a few plants.

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  • ves

    ves wrote:

    Mint hay sounds wonderful! You could make strewing herbs…

    Posted on 15 May 11 (about 4 years ago)

  • EvilChicken

    EvilChicken wrote:

    I second that! Mint hay sounds wonderful to me too. You always come up with the best ideas for your “leftovers”.

    Posted on 16 May 11 (about 4 years ago)

  • xan

    xan wrote:

    Mint hay, rosemary skewers (for grilling)— getting all sorts of good herb ideas this year. Also, I always think of you as the eggplant queen because of that insanely prolific eggplant from a few years ago! You used up all your eggplant juju in one year, I guess!

    Posted on 16 May 11 (about 4 years ago)

  • cristyn

    cristyn wrote:

    @Xan: I hope not! I’m still trying to reclaim the glory days.

    Posted on 16 May 11 (about 4 years ago)

  • flowerweaver

    flowerweaver wrote:

    That was a good spot, unless the squirrel buried his nut in the hole. However, by all the sprouting Pecans around here I have the feeling these furry critters don’t have very good memories.

    Posted on 16 May 11 (about 4 years ago)

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