Slow progress

There’s always more to do than time to do it, but things are coming along. My orders of herb plants fromĀ  Raintree and Horizon Herbs have arrived, and of course, I don’t have places to put everything yet. Then a friend gave me six beautiful mature goji roots, and I had no place to put them either. Finally, my order of maypops from Logee’s Tropical Plants showed up. Everything is sitting in an open box on the front porch right now, getting filtered sunshine and being watered while I rush around trying to get their final locations ready.

I did manage to plant the two largest goji roots this morning, and clear a space for two more. The yarrow will go in with my comfrey, and the stinging nettles along the back of the deer fencing. The trellis panels where the maypops will be planted are mostly ready. One of the three is hung on its supports, and the other two are just waiting for me to buy the right size hooks. I still have to seal them with a deck sealer, but I can go ahead and plant the maypops as soon as the other two panels are hung. Where I’m going to put the wood betony, anise hyssop and chameleon plant has not yet been determined. Why didn’t I do that before ordering them? Good question. Mostly because I had an opportunity to get them on sale and jumped on it.

And I still have cucumbers, squash, pumpkins, zucchini, tomatoes and peppers in the greenhouse that badly need to be planted. My goal is to have it all done by the end of the week. We’ll see.