Monday, March 7, 2011

Time to Turn the Soil

It's still a bit chilly out but the season is definitely under way. Joel has been out spading up the first garden beds. This is some of our precious high ground and as it is still rather wet spading it is better for the soil than the rorotiller. Later on when we get into the main garden and get to readying larger areas we'll use the tiller. Meanwhile he enjoys the first turning of the soil by shovel. There is a special smell to soil that is starting to come alive after the winter.
And serious seeding is under way. Broccoli, cauliflower, gai lon, onions, leeks, kale, peppers and tomatoes for the hoophouse. I've planted stocks, yarrow and lupines for cut flowers.

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