First of all, the weather was lovely during the day both Saturday and Sunday. It was a wee bit steamy in the long jeans, long-sleeved shirt, socks and shoes I sported on both days while continuing to pull the ornamental and poison ivy.
Yes, this ivy-be-gone process has been a long, long one, and I am still not at completion, but am feeling much better about the progress. So much so, that I actually took plants out of pot and planted them in the fairly amended soil after painstakingly going through all the soil for ivy roots. I planted six snow pea plants that had finally sprouted, six green bean plants that had just sprouted, two tomato plants from larger pots, an acorn squash plant and a large cucumber plant also from pots.
CURRENTLY – there is still ivy to the right and a little ivy under the large piece of tree on the left.
I still have quite a bit left to pull, and I have started loosening the soil on the ground level and have actually put another squash plant there. I need to amend a little more before I plant more, and am toying with getting some RR ties this year and put in amended soil before planting any more.
I started a new book, mowed a section of my yard (there are five sections and I generally do just one at a time), grilled a little, took several naps, and decided to pray in the church of my backyard instead of at the old stone one I normally attend.
Last evening a neighbor came over and I gave her the plants I had grown from seeds for her to take to her house now that they are large enough – and this chef brought me a delicious meal. Tomorrow I will be heading to good friends with lots of plants to be potted into larger pots and be grown on their patio – and I’m guessing they will feed me as well. Ah, life is good!