Friday, April 2, 2010

Sweet Peets Here!

I can't wait for this time of year. Sweet peet day heralds the "can't turn back" start of spring. Pat and I get 5 yards at a time because 5 yards fits in the driveway and I can move it in 2 days. I don't trust weather reports out more than 2 days. If it rains, all the goodness inside of the sweet peet runs down the driveway. The front yard beds are all ready. All I have to do is shovel. I just repeat the words of the great actor and philosopher, Sessue Hayakawa. "Be happy in your work."


16 comments:

Bernie said...

Your sweet peet looks so rich ... bet your garden just loves it. Have fun with the shovelling! I can imagine how great it will feel when this job is done.

leavesnbloom said...

oh youre gonna be burning off some calories shoveling all that beautiful stuff - I would love to get a delivery like that!

Edith Hope said...

Dear Jim, I know from all that you have said over the winter that this is, most definitely, an important day in the calendar for you and I am sure that, as you remark, you will be happy in your work.

But seriously, do take care when moving all the sweet peet from your drive as it is so easy to strain oneself.

My best wishes to you both for a happy Easter and my sincere thanks for the message of good wishes which you posted to me before my recent trip.

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

Oh, delicious! Only fellow gardeners understand the joy of fresh new soil or mulch or compost to work with. Hubby brought me home 27 bags of compost from the local mushroom plant last Monday, and will do the same again this coming Monday. I too will be happy in my work. Happy Spring!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Would I love to have that load of peat. Hope you got it all moved.Happy Easter to you and Pat.

The Redneck Rosarian said...

Looks like you got some work to do. ... you know as well as I do the results are well worth it.. our hostas are beginning to show themselves, now If I can just keep our dogs out of the beds..

Gail said...

Lucky you! I would love to have five yards of sweet peet delivered...and with it a strong back! I know you took care of yourself! gail

Jess said...

wohoo. looks like you've got some work to do!

Rothschild Orchid said...

Hope you are enjoying your sweet peat.

Happy Easter xxx

gippslandgardener said...

I misread that header at first - I thought it was 'Sweetpeas Here'! Much as I do like sweetpeas, I think I'd like some of that Sweet Peat more :)

jeansgarden said...

Jim, I'm *very* impressed that you can move 5 yards out of your driveway in 2 days!! Would you like to come and visit when I get my delivery of organic compost later in the season? :-) I usually get 3 yards and it ends up taking me most of the summer to get it spread out as mulch and mixed into new garden beds. -Jean

Gunilla said...

Hi.Jim.

It looks like here in the north of Sweden were you live. But we still have alot of snow left. It´s melting slowly.

I like your blog and I will come back and take a good look.

Have a nice day
Gunilla

keewee said...

First time I have visited your blog, I will be back.
I am envious of your 500 Hosta plants. I have been collecting for a few years,I have nowhere near 500, nowhere 100, but am working on getting more.

. . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

Okay, I'll ask an ignorant question. What's "sweet peet?"

Jim Groble said...

Lisa and Robb, Sweet Peet is a combination of zoo poop and leaf compost. It is the only fertilizer Pat and I use. When it dries out, sweet peet forms a weed barrier. It is a product of Ohio. So not only does Ohio have water, we have sweet peet. What more could a gardener ask for, except maybe more plants or more tools or … jim

. . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

Ah! Gotcha! We have water here in California, just not year 'round!