It was a busy week at the Micro Farm. I spent two afternoons clearing out the compost bins and sifting compost. At times it felt like I would never see the bottom of the bins, but it was well worth the time and work.
After the two days I ended up with two trailers worth of compost. I was able to spread out a good two inches on each planting row.
I have been composting for four years. This is the third time I have used the compost on the garden. This year’s compost production was the biggest yet, and the quality was really good. My neighbor asked me where I got the topsoil, he was surprised, a little, that it was compost.
I also did a bit of planting this week as well. I planted some greens and a couple heads of lettuce in one of the cold frames. I also planted a row of beets and peas. A quarter of a row of radishes and carrots.
The garlic is all coming up, there are about fifty garlic plants now. I am excited to see them doing so well after the winter.
The alfalfa cover crop is also starting to come up. Alfalfa is slow-growing so I was excited to see the tiny seedlings sprouting.
The most recent heirloom tomato starts all came up this past week. I was nervous they may not germinate well but they have done well. It looks like I will have more tomato plants and varieties this year than I have ever had before.
Last but not least, my friend Dylan and I transplanted several tomato plants that have out grown their four-packs. It is exciting to see them doing well.
Now I need to get some sleep. I hope spring is treating you well.
Enjoy this season, learn from last season, and look forward to next season.