Sunday, January 30, 2011

Planting Day, bed prep, and compost pile, 29 January 2011

On Saturday, 29 January 2011, sieving of bed A4 was completed, and bed A5 was stripped of all plants except for spinach, and turned with a fork, picked of rocks, and leveled.  Bed A5 was not planted; bed A4 was planted with the carrots Touchon Deluxe, Coreless Amsterdam, and King Midas.  Only the E half of the bed was planted in carrots…the W half will be planted in a couple of weeks.  Radishes were interplanted between the carrots, and the entire W half was also planted in radishes.  Varieties were Easter Egg II, White Icicle, and Cherry Belle.  For bed A2, where the broccoli had been, the remaining Fortress onions were transplanted on the E end with 4 inch spacing, and in the middle of the bed purple top turnip seeds were planted at 8 inch spacing, triangular.  Personnel were Dionne, Miki Okada, Maya Brunell, Bruce Campbell and Mark Brunell.  The first compost pile was constructed in the new 3-bin container, filling the right-most bin to the top.  Brown leaves were layered with freshly harvested chickweed and wetted.

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