|New Garden, 3/19/2011|
This space was covered by black plastic for two years. Back then, when we first created this garden space I used hog wire to fence off one of the few flat areas on our property (about 1/4 acre) to protect it from wild pigs. I had a neighbor who had an Italian tractor implement called a "spader" create 4 foot wide beds. This is the same as double digging with a shovel, but much faster thanks to the power of diesel. But I couldn't deal with all of the garden space at one time, so I covered some with black plastic film to keep the weeds from taking over. Today, I turned the last row into a prepared garden. I used my formula of tilling in dolomite (for calcium and magnesium) and a little fish meal (think back to the Mayflower and the Pilgrims). Then I spread Master Cho's IMO #4 over the entire bed. I then chipped sugar cane and spread it over the entire bed at about 1 inch depth. My thought is that the IMO will use the sugar cane as food and multiply. I would have covered the whole bed with grass clippings, but it rained most of the day, so I will do this when I can. This row is over 100 feet in length.
|Seedling Grow, Grow and Grow|