Cold, Rainy Spring
For the first time ever–in 13 years–I was not able to burn my prairie gardens this spring. Too wet, too cold, or too windy. So I finally had to have it cut down, raked up, and tied up or stuffed into waste bags.
I don’t have a place to compost this much stuff, so I put it out for the city to collect and compost. My gardens won’t be fertilized by the ashes of all these dead leaves and stems that grew here, breaking nature’s cycle. How will this affect my gardens this year? Should I apply some organic fertilizer? Blood meal, bone meal? I don’t know.
Believe it or not, though, Spring is coming!
Get your native plant gardens started with plants from Northern Kane County Wild Ones Plant Sale on Saturday, May 5, at the Elgin Nature Center.
or call 847-794-8962