Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Garden Plan 2015

No battle plan survives first contact with the enemy, or so I've heard.  Well, as I wait in late February for this deep freeze to end, here is the best I can come up with for Garden 2015:
  • Finish composting east radish strip
  • Work in and spread compost with spike tooth drag
  • Plow oats and peas for early greens and vegetables
  • Move winter spinach to safe ground so I can plow up old vegetables (spread compost prior).  Plant to buckwheat, then bare fallow, then oats/peas
  • Frost seed winter wheat with clover
  • Plant radish strip to naked oats, barley, and spring wheat, with underseeded clover.  This will be a few rows each, basically test plots
  • later vegetables and cucurbits to go in lower West strip (oats, peas, radishes).  Compost, plow, and either buckwheat or bare fallow
  • Move pasture gate to the North and rabbit fence the entire field (TOP PRIORITY!)
  • Corn can go in East winter rye strip???

Monday, February 23, 2015

First flat

I'm Planted the first flat of the season yesterday, using compost mixed with perlite. Kale, broccoli, lettuce and spring onions. Completely unlabeled as per SOP here. 

This 231 cell flat was seeded to spring onions, tropeana lungs onions, and jaune paille onions on feb 27: