May is for maintenance- continued coverage of our dynamic accumulating, nitrogen fixing, nectary sharing perennial ground cover.
We are focused on observation and increased fertility through “chop and drop” of comfrey, the brewing of compost tea, and better care of our worm farm.
Through the first part of May we plant out some more natives from the Baptisia line of indigos, Amorpha fruticosa (false indigo), Thermopsis caroliniana, Robinia psuedoacacia. Some squash, zucchini, tomatoes, and other summer favorites either sprout on their own (volunteers) or are planted into the new sheet mulched bed.
Almost done with the slide shows! It’ll be nice to start my Finnish blog soon…