Dec 27th gardening

decided i could not let things be outside and the weather was good enough to go back out.
the plan was to knock as much dirt off the weeds i'd
stirred up yesterday and add them to a new worm bucket (bringing the total up to 13). after a while i realized it wasn't going to go that quickly and it was a bit too cold and the root balls were way too wet/muddy, so i compromised and only did the lower part and part of the other edge. keeping the lowest edge cleared of grass and weeds will be a challenge enough but we'll see how this all works out - and if it seems to be too much of a problem i'll go back to smothering it - that does work and it doesn't take that much time to do.
in the bottom of the worm bucket is shredded paper and then a few weeks of banana peels, beans that didn't make the edible cut, various fruit and vegetable scraps and some pods from flower seeds i'd finally gotten around to starting to get cleaned up/winnowed. the grass, grass roots and other weeds went up top and in a bit i'll open up a worm bin or two to raid for some worms to put in there.
i have a lot more paper shredding scraps to process this year so having another bucket to be able to work on those will help get more of that done before this coming planting season.
at times i have had enough paper shreddings to put some of them in a garden, but i don't use them as mulch as they can get blown around a bit more than i want. they work fine when buried with weeds and other garden debris. i never find them again unless there's been some sort of accidental plastic shredded into them. i've been a lot better on that account though the past several years. *whew* saves a lot of time to not have to pick bits of plastic out of a garden.
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