The Garden is Completely Dug!

Hey Everyone!

Memorial Day was super successful! We got the rest of the garden tilled completely! Now I can finally finish putting in all the plants!! It was a long day, but we got a lot done.

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This is officially Garden Bed #5, or the Potato Bin. I’ve got half of it in Purple Majesty Potatoes and half in Red Potatoes. They should be coming up pretty quickly. They were definitely ready to be planted.

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This is garden bed #3. Somehow it ended up shaped like an E, but that’s okay. I only had the rototiller and doing curves wasn’t very easy, so I simplified a lot of the beds to make them easy to till.

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This is bed #3 again, completely planted in tomatoes and peppers. It’s going to be a forest once it grows up, but I don’t mind. It doesn’t bother me in the least. I want it to look full and sort of unkempt, it’s more natural that way.

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This is bed #4, the Corn bed. It is completely planted in sweet corn. I’m hoping it all comes up soon, I’m excited to see it growing! I will be planting green beans in it as well, but the corn has to get on for a while before I do that.

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This is the final bed, bed #6. The back side (left) of this bed is a single row of corn. The rest of it will be planted in carrots, parsnips, peas and other things. I’ll probably add some flowers in as well.

This year the garden won’t be the picture perfect thing I had in mind, but it will be useful and productive. This fall we plan on shaping the beds a bit more and expanding when we lasagna mulch them before winter. We will never till these beds again. We may till to add more beds in the future, but for now, I think we’re set. Next year I’ll actually be able to put the garden in on time, although, I am thankful I was late this year. We had a couple late frosts this past week, so it’s good we didn’t have tomatoes and things in too early.

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I’ve also been baking and getting recipes ready for the farmers market. No Bake Cookies are the newest thing on the list. They are fantastic! The cookies are pretty big too, I’ll probably be charging $1 for them. I’m getting pretty excited to go sell goods at the farmers market! I’m going to go a little light on the first day and see how things sell, then I’ll start making more of the popular items and keeping a good stock. Here’s hoping it all goes well!

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Ben

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. Grower says:

    You’ve been busy! I hope your gardens give you a bountiful harvest to make up for the headaches getting your home.

    1. I hope so! We’re pretty excited to see it all come up! Hopefully the birds don’t eat all my seeds….

  2. hbs1991 says:

    Last I knew you were going to move, then something happened to your kiln, were you ever able to replace your kiln?

    1. I sold my good kiln last fall to help us through some tough times. I bought a used kiln that is kind of junky. I’ve got them all moved, but I don’t know if either of them are in usable condition and I don’t have any kiln furniture.

      1. hbs1991 says:

        So sad to hear, I sure hope you are able to get a good kiln and kiln furniture soon and get back into it all. I want to come back to your blog, I see lots has been going on since we last talked. Anxious to see how things are moving along.
        Be Well and Take Care both of you! 🙂

      2. Thank you and I hope we can get it running this year at least, that’s the goal!

  3. James Gielow says:

    Hey guys, looking good. I’ve been missing in action for a minute, but is this the new house?

    1. It’s great! We’re still working on getting everything settled and finding furniture, but other than that it’s wonderful!

      1. James Gielow says:

        I’m so happy for you! All that struggle and now you have your home, which I’m certain that you’ll make into a beautiful place. Congratulations!!

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