Friday, October 3, 2008
Husband Kurt has really done yeoman’s work yesterday and today, doing all the most physical veggie bed work. He turned huge stagnant compost piles, mixed together dirt with manure compost, then moved dirt from one corner of the yard to the new bed area, plus he installed a small drip irrigation system around all the beds.
(top left) Kurt stomping down a compost pile
I then sewed common sorrel (Rumex acetosa) and cauliflower (“Chef’s Choice Blend”, Brassica oleracea variety) seeds, transplanted yesterday’s thinned-out beet and carrot seedlings, and learned how to operate the drip system, which will take some experimentation to get right.
We’re both now exhausted but excited. Oops, just remembered I forgot to get arugula and spinach seeds—will do that tomorrow if I can get out of bed.
What the tomato bed (right side) looked like less than a week ago
And what it looks like now (minus tomatoes)
Both veggie beds from another view