Apr 3, 2011

Yes we are April Fools in the Garden

April 1: Finished the demolition project. Garden was tilled and added 25 lbs. of bone meal added to the now 25'x 30' garden.

Transplanted Spinach and lettuce to the cold frames with the addition of watermelon radish's and more lettuce seeds.

We also burned more slash piles, since the rainy weather is permitting it.

April 3: Planted Carrots, Turnips, Parsnips and Peas ( the old-timers say it is way to early to plant...we will see how they fair this next month)I am feeling the need to push the limits of cold weather planting. I will keep you updated on my success and failures

(((perhaps someday we will invest in row covers))).

These short rows are 8.5 ft. long. I am anxious to see how many pounds of produce we will be able to harvest from this small space. It is just to hard to break my square foot gardening ways.

Peas planted after inoculant was added.

Levi and Corbin helped round up branches for the peas.

I love the idea of harvesting peas and then pulling the brush fence out...chickens can devour what is left on the branches and then be added to the burn pile. Should be easy peasy :) we will see!

The garlic is growing along quite nicely!

and just in case you ever wondered why I make soap....

These two grub worms may have something to do with it :)

March garden notes

Just trying to keep it all in perspective :-)

March 26 : Added 50 lbs. Alfalfa Pellets and 50 lbs. Beet Pulp to the garden. Weeded and cleaned herb garden. Began tearing square ft. garden beds out

We just needed more room to GROW!

Saturday was absolutely a beautiful spring day...The boys helped rake up logging debris.

after the rain the pellets swelled up, fall apart and are a breeze to incorporate.

Diggin' in and tearing out the old beds

Corbin doing a fine job!

March 30: Troy finished the cold frames and put them in place.

March 31: Cold frames were amended and filled with garden soil.

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