Saturday, March 22, 2008

2008 Garden

We're trying something new for this year's garden. We did not till it this year and we divided it into four sections that will be rotated, and one permanent section for strawberries, onions and asparagus. We put black gardening cloth all around the inside of the garden fence and also used it to section off the garden, which will be covered with hay or straw to create permanent walkways.

So far I've planted radishes, carrots, spinach, turnips, turnip greens, collards, peas, onions, broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage. Soon to be planted: strawberries, asparagus and lettuce.

Even though it is hard work and back-breaking, I love digging in the garden to set the plants and sow the seeds. The sun is warm and not HOT like it gets in May onward through the summer here in the south. The birds are nesting all around and it feels like a new beginning, which it is.

1 comment:

  1. Aleta, have you read any of Ruth Stout's books? She was the "original" no-till gardener. I think that you would love her books as much as I do. They can be found in used bookstores, etc. Printed in the 1970s...but still very useful to today's gardener. She is my Hero! Anna