Saturday, March 26, 2011
Working in the cold at the plots
The temperatures yesterday and today only topped out at about 39 F and it's a bit windy. The sun has been shining and since the downstairs refrigerator contains
75 Strawberry plants in the one crisper drawyer
and Aspargus roots in the other crisper drawyer
and the Broccoli and Cabbage looks like it wants to be planted
and there are Raspberry Canes hiding in a dark part of the basement!
I thought that I better get over to the plots and get some work done. I bundled up in layers and spent a few hours there yesterday and today. It really wasn't bad and I did manage to make some progress.
Yesterday I turned in the manure and compost in Bed #1. This is where the Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts will be planted.
Then I planted 80-90 onion plants along the front edge of the bed.
Today I turned over Bed #6 which is 3' x 32' and will contain the strawberries. Once the wind dies down, in a day or two I will add peat moss, sand and manure to this bed.
After I finished working on the strawberry bed I started to install some bunny fence along the front of the plots. I found some clay dirt in the back where the compost bins will be located and thought it would be good to compact along the fence. This is where the Asparagus will be planted...so I need to get the fencing in and beds prepared this week!