|Refusing to think about the|
water barrel issue
|Newspaper shielding the manure|
from growing weeds
|Separating rocks from the fish-gut soil|
Filling the beds took much longer than we anticipated. It's just a long process. One long half-day filled two beds, and pretty much all day Saturday was needed to fill the remaining four. Finally, at the end of the day this past Saturday, we have raised beds ready to plant:
We wanted to plant some seeds (for cooler-season plants like lettuce, spinach; maybe our carrots) the next day. However, the weather report said there was a cold system moving in for the next several days; high winds, below-freezing temps, and even snow was predicted. Great. Typical May in the White Mountains. So, planting will start this weekend. In the meantime, we have seedlings that are popping up and looking pretty good:
|On the left: pole beans. On the right: snap peas.|
About 50 seedlings of each.
Next: Sowing what we will hopefully reap. Here's hoping for some warm weather, finally. We need it.