Sunday, August 14, 2011

Fall Root Bed ready to go!

Alyson and I spent about 4 hours prepping B1 for the fall root crops on Friday.  We got everything done except covering the surrounding paths to keep the weeds down.  B1 had cover crop on it which Bradley had cut down a week earlier.  Not needing to weed and redefine the bed certainly cut down on our prep time!

Over the course of the fall we will plant this bed with parsnips, carrots, beets, radishes and eventually garlic.

Moving on to the upcoming week, there will be 3 work days:

Tuesday, August 16 from 7 AM to 11 AM we will clean up the asparagus bed (C4) and surrounding paths in preparation for planting fall parsley.  We'll also plant lettuce, mustard, collards and chard in C2.

Saturday, August 20 from 8 AM to noon we will clear out the weeds and compost from B5 (on another day we will prep this bed for fall planting of grain crops with the 3rd grade).  We will also clean up the bean, strawberry and raspberry beds and feed them with the compost on B5.

I hope some of you can make it!

If you can't make it during work hours, but want to come out and work on your own, pulling all the enormous weeds off of B5 (now a compost pile behind the tomatoes in B4) would be very helpful.  Also, cutting down the taller weeds in A3 and adding a thick layer of horse manure from the pile just outside the garden (between the garden and the horse barn, near the electric fence) would be extremely helpful.  Thank you in advance, for anything you are able to do.

Our front gate.

Close up of lantana next to front gate.

No comments:

Post a Comment