Apr 28, 2010

Strawberries and Chips!!
The strawberries are here, and need to be planted immediately- I will be available every afternoon for a few hours, so contact me or come on down to lend a hand. We have two rows we could use immediately, but we could also hand turn the south east portion of the garden and plant them there... We will need to move compost whatever the case, so bring a shovel and wheelbarrow if you can.
I saw the line clearing crew yesterday and asked them to dump the chips at the garden, so now we have chips for the paths! I am thinking we should move the giant table somewhere (maybe farther down toward the creek) and put the chips thickly down in the main path first, then, when the crew can get in there, they can drive in and dump the next batch for us to distribute to the smaller pathways.
We need to till again, so if anyone else with a tiller wants to come down and help out, that would be great! We rented a giant tiller, but it would have been nice to use the big one for the bigger job of the first till, with the smaller tillers coming in behind them. We need to till the North side of the garden to plant with a cover crop for the summer! Since it is still raining and a little soggy, we have some time, but because the weeds are growing so quickly there is the problem of getting the weeds down enough to till with the walk behind tiller.... maybe we need goats?

"Before" Pictures! - Looking North

"Before" Pictures! - Looking North
Longfellow in Feb 2008