Friday, June 24, 2011

What a Difference 20 Days Can Make!

Okay!  Happy Days!  We are in full swing for planting, planting, planting.  Just wanted to share these pictures with you.  The top picture was taken June 4. This area is what we call our small garden, just east of the barn.  Last year we attempted to plant in this area, but because of the late wet spring, we (I) tried to cut some corners by not tilling the entire garden ... ouch!  Big mistake!  Mr. and Mrs. Slug and their 7 million offspring thought we were providing dessert!   Anyway, big overgrown mess!  But, we have a little tractor, a dedicated equipment operator, and six yards of Cedar Grove Compost  and voila!  Food Heaven!

And 20 days later ...  From left to right:  Shell peas, sugar snap peas, Romanesco (a type of broccoli), two rows of onions, a variety of lettuces, two rows of spuds, and a row of two varieties of kale.  Nine rows total, each 60 feet long.  Now, remember, this is our SMALL garden. Wait til you see our Main Gardens!

June 24, today