When does one plant their seeds? When I was growing up with little or no knowledge of how things grew, mostly I was used as a tool for weeding by my mom, I would look at the back of seed packs to figure out when I was suppose to plant. Some not so great seed… Continue reading Seed Time
Are you excited? I am! It is February, and by this time I am usually freaking out over taxes, payroll and what is going to happen in the coming year….But instead I have decided to be excited. Taxes? I will get to them. Its garden time!! Garden is in the process of going through the… Continue reading Solarization
“At night I dream that you and I are two plants that grew together, roots entwined, and that you know the earth and the rain like my mouth, since we are made of earth and rain.” ― Pablo Neruda, Regalo de un Poeta Oddly enough, I have not heard anyone complain about the rain,… Continue reading RAIN
What do gardens look like when they are not producing? Winter is a time of rejuvenation in the garden. Sometimes we have a fall garden, but this time we are letting the entire garden space rejuvenate; letting dead plants go back into the earth to add nutrients for the coming year. Death naturally brings images… Continue reading Gardens in Hybernation
Source: Buckeye Tractor Co Like any growing farm, we are in search of new equipment. Buckeye has just what we are looking for, just need to find the same stuff local.
Planting garden beds are great for several reasons, here are mine:
- They simplify life
- They make it easier to weed and keep weed free
- They look nice
- They are easy to keep tilled
- They do not get compacted
- Easy to use for other purposes
- Can cover them easily as seen above with the PVC pipe (freeze or heat protection
- They help keep me very organize and I am usually all over the place
- Easy to fertilize
- Not hard to construct
- they keep the gophers out
- Easy to water
So in short….You can build these behttps://kucekfamilyfarmsdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/img_0341.jpg?w=1462ds just about anywhere you have space and with just about any style and shape. I plan on adding many more in the future as we expand out operation. Again, they help keep me organized. On my beds I added some screen on the bottom to keep the gophers out because we have a huge gopher problem. I actually had to redo a bed because I had left some space and those little vermin made their way in. It is worth it to do it right.
Also, with more beds it makes it easier to rotate crops, you just have to keep a journal or records so you remember what goes where. I use a garden program conveniently located on my phone. There are many such apps to choose from out there. It is wise to keep good notes because I used to say to myself..I will remember, and then I get all the information confused. I am learning slowly but surely to write it all down, and then to remember where to find it after I write it down, because I used to write it down on pieces of paper I would lose. Now I have the app.
Step 1, put in garden beds!
All kinds of things can be grown in beds, easy rotation of crops
Easy to protect in low temperatures
Welcome on this journey of ours. We will be sharing this farm of ours with you together through this blog. My goal is to not only inform you of all the wonderful new happenings on our farm, but to also use this blog as a motivator and you as our customers, friends, students, and educators. We… Continue reading On a Journey