Monday, May 7, 2012

After Work Workout


You don't need to go to a gym when you have a garden. You can simply put the energy that you are willing to waste in a gym into good use by growing something or clearing something. One of my vegetable beds had been overgrown with radish, broccoli DeCicco, and various weeds. The flowers have been attracting a lot of bees, so I sort of just let them grow out of control. Now the flowers were welting, I decided it was time to clear out the bed for new plants. I cut back most of the vegetation before pulling them out from the roots.


After it was all cleared out. I dragged two 2-cubic-foot bags of Local Hero Veggie Blend over to the vegetable bed and slowly added them in as I turned and mixed the soil with Dusty's poop. It had been a very warm day, so I was covered in sweat as I worked as quickly as I could. Kelsey was waiting for me to take her out for a walk!  After I got the soil all mixed together, I planted some of the New Zealand spinach seedlings that have been sitting on my propagation table.  One last step was to water all the newly planted (including yesterday's) plants really well. In the next few days, I will fill up the new space with other edibles.

Ready for more planting

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