Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Plow Day

Today was one of the biggest work days yet.  We plowed down the strip of winter rye cover crop, and also plowed at the low end of the garden where the cucurbits will go.  Both of these strips were new ground last year and have never had a crop.  My plan is to put the corn on the high ground and the cucurbits on the other strip.

Termination of the rye was so-so.  The rye was drilled in rows that wandered and as the plowshare moved in and out of the sod it would lose it's bite.  Even though the field looks plowed from a distance, we unfortunately left a lot of rye standing.  The rye has been mowed twice and hopefully it is pretty worn out by now.  Nevertheless the seedbed is not going to be as good as I had hoped for.

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