/ Gardens for 2021 season #1
We have a few seeds on order,--most that we plant is our own saved seed. Neighbor gets sweetcorn seed from his farm seed dealer and gives it to us to plant so we all have sweetcorn from that.
This year we want to start our own tomato, cabbage, brocolli,cauliflower and sweet potato plants.
Plan on making the hotbed bigger so we can have more room to start more plants.
Usually have 600 tomato plants of different kinds. Also like to have different maturity cabbage so they all dont get ready at same time.
He also helps us get horse manure and we have several places now to pick up from. He wants to take his Bobcat to load with and has me drive his big dump truck hauling it home----we are able to move a lot of chit in a day as a team! lol!
Last fall we had over 20 loads we hauled in, spread, and plowed under plus my pile that I composted down to use for potting soil.
I got the ground sub-soiled 36" deep and plowed about 16" deep so it is ready for the big tiller and plant right behind it. I like fall plowing better since the ground mellows out better here. Tried spring plowing and it dont work here---might in other areas--just not here so its fall for us.
Had big ice storm a couple weeks ago--power off for 3 days, trees damaged severly so now we have a mess to clean up. I have a Vermeer 1600-A brush chipper so will chip the brush with it. Most of our big pine trees are damaged to the point that they may have to be cut down,--dont know yet still trying to drag hanging limbs down out of the trees and thats a big job.
The pine chips will go in a pile in the back corner of the garden to lay til we decide what to do with them. Probably end up burning them later.