The final frost of Spring “should” be over so today is planting day! The kids are all excited as they get their own garden bed to sow. We’re trying the traditional gardening method of indegenous people with the 3 sisters. Each box has a row of corn down the middle surrounded by peas/beans and then a squash. The concept is that the beans/peas will grow up the corn stalks and fixate nitrogen into the soil as fertilizer while the squash’s broad leaves will provide weed control and help retain moisture in the soil. The soil itself has a layer of compost (wood shavings, chicken poop and food/lawn scraps under the…
Brian was nice enough to bring up some White Raspberry shoots this weekend .. Planting Time! I’m thinking the northern border makes perfect sense as it doesn’t get much foot traffic! In total there are 7 connected plants we’ll see how they do. Haven’t done my research on Raspberries yet so we’ll see if we get a yield this year! Thanks! Now I just need some Purple and Red Raspberries, Blackberries…. lets not get a head of ourselves now Matthew.