Here at the Gangsta Garden, we believe in returning nutrients to the earth. I mean, don’t get me wrong – we’re not crazy about it, and we don’t do a perfect job. But, we do try our best to compost, especially after wine making season.
Last year I let the grapes get acclimated, root, and I waited patiently to see if they made it through our Massachusetts winter in a raised bed. BOOH YA! They came back! Now it’s time to seriously begin training them along the trellis that I built. In order to do that, I added some wire onto which the grapes vines could stretch their weary legs.
For the first time ever, the bees have taken a liking to the dog bowl. It makes sense; bees use water for a variety of reasons, like cooling the hive. They use a method of swamp cooling wherein they fan air over the water to evaporate it, removing heat from the hive in the process.