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.

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