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Pine logs for blueberries

Blueberry by a decaying pine trunkWith the overshadowing trees down and the ground dry, I finally put our wedding blueberries into the ground Wednesday afternoon.  Their new home is on a bit of a slant, so I dragged some decaying pine trunks out of the woods to form an erosion barrier on the downhill side of each row.  I'm hoping that the rotting wood will provide nutrients for the blueberries and acidify the soil a bit, too.  Since pines and blueberries are often partners in nature, it's possible that some helpful fungi will come along for the ride and pep our little bushes up.

With my last few gasps of energy, I planted parsley, carrots, and poppies in the garden.  My various clients all need computer work done ASAP, so I guess it's a good thing it's supposed to rain tomorrow and keep me indoors....

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