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So, yeah, making this my main account now. Um, there will be more plant posts and general mumblings from me now.... And cat pics.

Looking for some #gardening advice:

I want to grow zucchini this year. I think I'd sow them inside in April and move them into the garden in May. The garden is quite small and so I want to build wooden climbing aids to reduce the space they take.

The space where the bed is supposed to be is lawn right now. I read everywhere that for zucchini you are supposed to make the bed early, to put compost and organic matter in the soil als a preparation a while before the zucc comes in. But if I'd do that now, I'd have bare soil for 1-2 months, which could erode and there would probably grow other stuff ("weeds"). Is this the way to go? Should I sow some filler (I have white clover seeds) and dig it over when the zucc comes in?

As a follow up, the zucchini will cover up a lot of space even with the climbing aid, but the space will be bare soil underneath it, should I leave it like that? Apparently marigold is a good companion, should I fill the bed with them after digging it up and then just pull them out where I'm going to plant the zucc?

A Tawny Coster (Acraea terpsicore) that had just emerged from its pupa and resting before flying off. Spotted at Tampines Eco Green, Singapore, on 29 March 2020.

On iNaturalist [ inaturalist.org/observations/4 ].

#iNaturalist #Nature #Singapore #Photography #Insects #Butterflies #Lepidoptera

Wunderschöne Wege zum Spazierengehen. Immer am Wasser entlang. Ich liebe die Natur!
#Frühling

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Beautiful paths for walking. Always along the water. I love nature!
#spring

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Gardening question - soil 

Was dreaming and in the dream I was in pain. Woke up and I was in pain. It would be nice if at least in my dreams I could be pain free. Sigh.

Linking from a thread of mine on birbsite. Looking for people in Cambridge area who can advise. twitter.com/Sheffield_Kevin/st

@CornishRepublicanArmy @Spacedrake @cute a musician, Lido Pimienta, a Afro/Indigen Woman de 🇨🇴 who asks women of color, trans & dif. abled fans to come to the front of her shows.
Of course she got the "you're the real racist" shit. That was in oh-so friendly 🇨🇦.
Links in the pix
excerpt:
“When I ask men to go to the back, I am not kicking them out, I am not telling them I hate them, I am simply inviting them to be part of a generous gesture to ensure that women are safe”

Her 🎶 is 🔥 btw.

UK, lockdown, support for trans people in transphobic environments 

welcome to Earth, here's what you need to know

animals are biomachines that turn tasty stuff into foul-smelling stuff

plants are biomachines that turn foul-smelling stuff into tasty stuff

mushrooms are... well we don't actually know what mushrooms do but they're pretty cool

I see they're getting ready to set stonehenge forward an hour for british summer time

After planting lots of bulbs in Autumn, the front garden is starting to shine in early Spring.

The tree in the middle is a Quince.

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