Sunday, February 15, 2009

Preparing the Garden

Last week my mom and I started digging in our new garden. Today after church, though, the whole family came out to dig.
Here's a huge piece of tree that we cut up/dug out. We think this is actually a tree that got buried at some point (probably when the house was built) rather than a giant root. We also dug up several pieces of barbed wire.
Finally done with the digging - 2 trenches, each about 18 feet long, 3.5 feet wide and probably 15 inches deep. We still have to backfill the trenches, but that is work for another day - plus, we need to add some fertilizer per the soil test we had run.

Our first bit of crop - mixed lettuces. We planted these about 10 days ago in a different bed, on the side of my mom's house. It doesn't get much, if any, afternoon sun, so it remains to be seen how well the lettuce will do. I'm hoping that the lack of afternoon sun might mean that we can stretch the lettuce season out a bit more into summer. We'll see.

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