Weekend chores

This weekend I used some of my dry Sunday to lay down compost on my leeks and onions.  These overwintering veggies like lots of nutrients.  The leeks need nutrient rich soil to be piled around their stems. This supports their stems and allows them to grow tall and strong.

Winter is a great time for laying down nutrients.  Here in Portland, where it rains during the winter, the rain washes the nutrients down into the soil where plant roots can absorb them.


About Erin O'Neill

Hi, my name is Erin O'Neill. I am a part time urban homesteader and a full time homemaker and new mom. I enjoy canning my own food, crafting, raising chickens and working my bit of land. This blog is for anyone who wants to hear about the day to day struggles and successes of incorporating the old ways of life back into today's busy world.
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