|Cleaning up garden paths and doing hand pull of weeds in flower gardens|
|Maple tree seed. these fall from the trees in the spring and the seed grows FAST|
Many residents lost their homes due to a tornado that touched down in our city. Families have moved into their new homes but all of the trees are gone. I bet they would be thrilled to get a maple tree for their yard.
So I am up at dawn gardening but also transplanting the maple seedlings into pots.
Know that I am hydrating the seedlings in a shallow pan of tepid water before transplanting them into 1/2 gallon milk containers that have been recycled to be planters.
The maple trees will be grown in organic soil and will be fertilized with my homemade compost. Then watered until it drains out of the bottom. I intend to grow the maple trees in a sunny location and will continue to watch them for hydration.
So gardening at dawn was good, I worked on removing the seedlings, and also set up the soaker hose and timer that I bought at Walmart.com. Now I do not have to worry about watering my gardens in the morning.
Here is a sticker that I designed from a photograph of my neighbors maple tree in full autumn color. Maple trees are gorgeous and seeing them in the fall season makes the seedling cleanup doable.
Learn more about planting maple trees by reading my post here