Planting Day 1: Adios Typhoon Songda;  Hola planting day! 

Eco Edging staked down 
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Songda is gone, and the ground has dried up, the rocks are overwhelming, and the weeds are back… ahhh.  So forget the original plan, we’re using pots, fabric weed shield, and rocks.  This week was dedicated to spring cleaning, however after yesterdays errands & eventful frustrations that seemed never ending… I needed a break and Justice needed a play day.  What better time to garden than the present? Opportunity knocking.  The good that came from yesterday: we found a flower pot clearance sale at the BX.  Grabbed 4 ceramic pots that coordinated well and saved a ton of money in the long run! I still need a few more containers since I have decided it will be pointless to plant in ground.  Baby steps…

We staked down the plain black Eco Edging. When I become a pro at planting,  growing and once we own a home, then I’ll shell out the dough for the fancy shmancy borders!

Justice got to go to town on that dirt.  Shoveling, raking and patting it all down again. Which is what she always wants to do and  usually I tell her “No, not yet!” She had a blast.

digging to insert long bed edging
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worm drying up almost instantly in Okinawa June scorching heat
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she loves the earthworms
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Filled up the first pot with a hand mixture of 1 bag of Japanese soil, Miracle Gro Potting mix, and a few handfuls of Sphagnum Peat Moss.

First flower pot filled
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What we are planting in the biggest pot: Snowdrift Marigolds

Snowdrift Marigolds
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While I’m reading this…

Instructions: seed packet
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My partner in muddy messes has disappeared…

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ready for seeds
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Insert marigold seeds here. Cover 1/4″ soil and pack lightly.  In the sun, Water.

Watering
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Yesterday I read it was good to trickle the hose… especially in high heat. Then move to afternoon shade.

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Now time to rest and decide what comes next and which pot to put it in.  These should bloom in 7-21 days, but we shall see.

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