I did not quite know which forum to post this in
It is Fall and for me that means it is time to clean up in the garden.
I have already headed back the bilimbi and cut back some of the Indian curry tree
I had to free my orchids from the neighbors' desert honeysuckle on my fence. That and the hibiscus filled most of one green can.
Yesterday, I cut back the ti and some sanseveria and pulled a wayward cereus back from the fence. That was enough to fill my other green can.
I did give some papaya minus the seeds to my worms. My other papaya that I topped because it was too tall has got a couple of side arms coming out now.
There is still a lot more to do. I finally pulled the dried corn out of the veggie garden, now I just have to deal with the weeds. Easier said than done.
I did plant my sun gold tomato at last in the third container. I had to get a new container since the old one got too brittle.
I cut back the hibiscus,it was getting more white flies now that the lady bugs aren't coming around so much. I tied a plastic bag to it. I'll see if it works.
I pulled back the weeds from around the hibiscus and there was my pineapple all yellow and over ripe. Well, that's what happens when the weeds take over. I have another baby pineapple about the size of a golf ball that I also discovered when I pulled back the weeds. Hopefully, I will get that one.
The worms got fed a papaya minus the seeds and wild bitter melon.
I really need to get out and put in a couple of hours or at least a couple of buckets of weeds every day.
I did start to clean up my veggie beds and pulled out most of the dried corn stalks, now I just have to get the weeds. Easier said than done. The other half of the veggie beds have been pulled but now I have to water and wait for more weeds to come up before replanting. That, and I have to wait anyway since the snails are eating seedlings.
I'm planning to plant some of the garlic this week at the herb garden. Maybe I will try some at home too.
I still have to cut back the plumeria, bougainvillea, roses, mussaenda, and gardenia. I also have to do something about the desert honeysuckle that is trying to take over my yard and the guava growing in the fence. Some of that will wait until my green can gets collected on Friday, then I start over filling it again.
I do verm composting, but not regular composting. My weeds tend to survive compost piles and mine is hardly every hot enough to kill weeds and disease. It takes up a lot of space and attracts too much vermin, so I send most of it to recycling.
I have to just get in there and do it, I may find some other surprises when I finally get there.