Last weekend I tilled a couple of small garden spots in m yard. They had never been tilled before. Previously, I had always just turned them over with a spade before planting. I am thinking that this tilling, with the compost I added, will make a big difference in my heavy-clay back yard.
I planted three different tomato plants (three different varieties: Rapunzel, Mortgage Lifter, and … I forget the third). I also planted three basil plants, plus a Culver’s root plant (purely decorative, a native flower).
Yesterday I received some seeds I ordered. Butterfly milkweed, plus a bonus of rose milkweed. After reading about them on the internet, it looks like I should cold-stratify them by putting them in a damp paper towel or wet sand in the refrigerator for about 30 days before sowing them. I’m kind of excited about them.