Monday, March 30, 2009

Our Starbird Plans

We're the big green spot in the middle of the muddy field. Obviously, we have chosen not to plow our plot but rather use a no-till method of preparing our soil. Since we got such a late start this year we probably won't be as productive as we would have been if we had been able to start last fall. In light of this, we will be doing a modified version that combines raised beds with mulch layering. We are gradually building the beds and have one completed and planted with peas. We'll be doing the same with at least 3 more long beds that will be planted with a variety of beans. We are also preparing a similar garden for corn. As the spring and summer progress we will continue creating these beds and planting as we go. Happy Gardening

1 comment:

  1. It will be very interesting watching everyone's techniques this year. Did you dig your beds by hand? If so, how did you find the grass roots to be? Thick? How did you deal with those roots?