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With the driveway/burned down garage area all cleared out (with the exception of the junk wood burn piles of course) it was time to get some fill brought in. Nicer dirt than I expected, easy to spread, $10/ton for screened fill which has rocks up to 1" or so, as compared to topsoil @ $22.+/ton. So you can guess what i'll be doing over the next few days/weeks. On a gardening note, I have 25 strawberry plants in the last raised bed off to the right, ordered online for $5.99, and they are all growing nicely. Also have one heritage red raspberry plant in a pot waiting for a permanent home, a couple pots with cantaloupe seeds growing good which also need a place to plant and grow, and two peach trees that i'm trying to get a spot prepared for at the end of the driveway. Oh and two grape plants i'm getting started in pots, one red and one green seedless picked up from lowes. Hope to have a nice productive fruit garden established for when we start living here.
We have tons and tons of a very nasty weed growing all over the place, something really tall with good size oval leaves, hollow stems and a very nasty invasive root system. The roots go pretty deep, a foot and a half or so, they are orange colored inside and break easy so pulling out big pieces is tough, basically i just have to dig up all the dirt and pull all the roots out of the dirt as i spread it back into place. Fun times! Endless work at this property! Just did a google image search for connecticut invasive weeds and came across the darn thing i'm dealing with, Japanese Knotweed, appears its edible and similar to rhubarb, and people have one hell of a time getting rid of it, just joining the club I guess!
The super annoying Japanese Knotweed, gotta say though, its flowers do smell nice and attracts tons of bees