We were able to get into the gardens today for the final tilling! What a difference twelve days can make. Here is our Spring Garden ready to have the fabric laid and the fence installed all around it. You will recall the last time I posted a photo there was a huge puddle of water in it. We do have CSA Shares available for the 2017 Harvest Season!
The potatoes were planted today (see below). They will need fabric laid, too. This helps to keep the weeds down, the moisture in, and enables us to be in the patch on muddy days without excessive tracking of the soil. There are five rows and five different potato varieties this season–not counting the sweet potatoes. This is the only crop we can plant using the tractor. And this is the last time the tractor will be in the gardens except to mow the grass ways from time to time.
The blueberries are loaded with blossoms. Our blueberries are a late variety and U-pick for our CSA Members only. I am delighted the last cold snap did not hurt them this year.
The heirloom apple trees are loaded with flowers, too. So pretty to see! We missed this sight last year as they had very few blossoms. The local bees are going crazy between our front yard and the fields!