Monthly Archives: November 2014

Up to Date

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOne more quick post to bring us up to date.

On the fourth weekend in September, the 26th and 27th, I planted eight broccoli (Packman variety) and four tomatoes (Celebrity). You can see them in the background of the photo.

Last week, on Monday the 3rd, I planted eight cabbages (Copenhagen market), four cauliflower (no variety listed), and four kale (ditto).

I Have Been Remiss

Wheelbarrow

Working on the second bin.

I started work on my fall/winter garden on the weekend of September 6 and seven. I figured I would need about 175 ft.² to grow sufficient Brassica over the winter—so I prepared 200. I broke open a couple of my well aged compost heaps and dumped about 100 ft.³ of compost on my garden area. That’s seventeen wheelbarrows full. Maybe I overdid it.

I soaled the whole thing down before spreading the cardboard.

I soaled the whole thing down before spreading the cardboard.

I didn’t bother to dig the garden area – just left it “as-is.” I spread scrap cardboard over the area to discourage the weeds. It didn’t work too well.