April 3, 2013

yard action and first planting

This weekend was full of rewarding work in the backyard, including moving crusher fines from a straight path to a curved one to add visual interest and promote observation from various angles.

We planted a few beds with lettuces, radishes, beets, carrots, onions, herbs, peas, kale, chard, brussels sprouts, arugula, spinach, kohlrabi, cabbage, among other things! We spread chicken manure and grass clippings on the areas we'll be planting in a few weeks. The paths between rows got chicken or horse manure covered with wood chips.We also planted asparagus and rhubarb. It was really rewarding to plant things and make some visible changes.

Thanks to IFTTT scanning Craigslist Free, and a generous neighbor with chickens, we got wood chips (delivered), horse manure, and chicken manure all free.

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