Spring have been a daily visiter, with summer temperatures hot on her heels. Our garden is at its most glorious in the spring, but it is particularly lush this year. We decided that it is due to the massive amounts of compost that we have been generating thanks to our ECOmposter. I wrote a piece, back last June, about the green ball that we bought on impulse from Woot! last year. We have been keeping it full and dumping the spoils into the garden. The results are evident. The blueberry bushes are full, sagging under the weight of the fruit.
Most of the plants, cucumbers, yellow squash, zucchini, are volunteers, renegades from the compost stew. We even boast mums in April!
Along with lush plants, we have been inundated with insects, in particularly fruit flies and mosquitos. The fruit flies are particularly annoying and collect around my fruit bowl. I have tire many ways of eradication, the best being a bowl of red wine covered with perforated cling wrap. The flies enter through the holes and ultimately meet their drunken demise. The whole affair looks ugly. On a recent trip to Crate and Barrel we found, high up and tucked away, these classy little bug jars that perform the same service without the tacky look.
The bee skep shaped glass has an indentation in the bottom with a hole. Just add wine or vinegar, and like flies to balsamic vinegar…
I know, I know, I am way behind on my knitting post. I promised a reportage from my September trip to Toronto and Koigu. It's coming. Not to be outdone by a report on my upcoming train trip to the Maryland Sheep and Wool Fest! So, dear reader, stay tuned.