Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Today's Garden work

We spent the afternoon working in the garden. Big Jeff (Poppy) and little Jeff drove the tractor. Hardy, Alena and I planted some more snow peas, sugar snap peas, arugula, bok choi, tatsoi, kohlrabi and radishes. We will be planting every day for the next two weeks. Potatoes need to go in the ground this week, but it might be Monday before we get to it. I'm also thinking about planting some fava beans.
This past fall, we planted ryegrass and grazing turnips in the main garden so the sheep could graze it over the winter and they could also fertilize the plot. Now, we are tilling up rows as we need them for planting. At the end of this summer, we will turn in a batch of feeder pigs with their nice rototiller noses into the garden plot to have a feast before we plant the winter grazing next fall. I'm also going to try some "weeder geese" and ducks this summer to see how they do. The geese are supposed to help with weeds and the ducks are supposed to help with bugs. I wish something would eat the potato bugs. They are the most formidable pests to deal with. Will post how that goes.

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