Needless to say he loves the stuff. The photo is him reminding me when I came in from working the garden that I forgot to bring his sprig of catnip. His other suggestion is that I start growing catnip indoors. He promises he'd help me cultivate it.
Today I mowed the grass in the front yard, dumped half the clippings into the compost heap, which I then turned, and spread the remaining clippings onto a tarp to dry.
Today three of my seed plantings have begun to sprout after three days in the raised bed. Two are, predictably, radishes (Cherry Belle and French Breakfast). Radishes are the instant gratification vegetable. They sprout quickly and mature quickly. The third was Kohlrabi. This is the first time I've grown Kohlrabi, so I didn't know what to expect. Now I know it sprouts quickly, anyhow.
Our yard isn't very big, but my goal is to have it planted from the street to the back property line, mostly with edible plants (attractive ones in the front, more ungainly ones to the rear of the house). My other goal is gardening twelve months of the year, which in Georgia is quite possible, even if it isn't always pleasant. It's a lot more palatable working in the yard in May than it is in February.