On Saturday my friends Dylan and Tyler came to help me work on the “Micro Farm.” They live in the city most of the time and look forward to being outside and working. We worked on a project that I started last summer. We went to a neighbor’s field and picked up rocks. We put them in 5 gallon buckets and loaded them into my truck and brought them back and put them down in the berry patch. After two trips and 28 buckets we were all pretty tired, but we had a good day.
The rest of the week was mostly cutting sod. I was able to get one bed completed and about half of another bed completed.
This week I need to finish cutting the sod off the square garden. I have been composting for over a year. Somewhere under the top layer of brush and food scraps there is compost ready for the garden, I just have to find it. After the compost is added I will add some peat moss, and rototil. Then I will put the cut sod into the compost bins. I must feel ambitious this week.
I took a short break from cutting sod, and looked for signs of life in the garlic patch.
After a long cold winter I was curious to see how well the garlic held up. This is my first year growing garlic and I was not sure if I protected them enough. I felt encouraged when I saw a few green stalks poking up.
I recently joined a garden blog website called Blotanical.com. If you are looking for what regular people are doing in your area Blotanical is a very good resource. Becky, who writes stonewallgarden.blogspot.com, is also from Upstate NY and helped me identify my favorite garden tool, pictured in last week’s post. It is called a grub hoe.
I hope you are all getting ready for the gardening season. I have a sense that gardening activities will be increasing as the days and weeks move along. I hope you too are anticipating fresh and home-grown fruits in vegetables.