Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Beets, Carrots, Turnip, Rutabaga in bed A5
On 1Sept10 (Julian day 244), Bruce and Mark direct seeded the southern-most bed (A5) with beets (4 varieties), carrots (3 varieties) and turnips/rutabaga (three varieties). To prepare the bed, rocks were sieved out (1/2 inch mesh), and then it was double-dug. Another sieving, ¼ inch mesh, was done on some soil to use as a top dressing for the seeds. This bed had a thick layer of compost added (on 21Aug) before working, and we achieved about one foot of friable soil. Prior to planting the soil had been well watered.