April is here and we’re kicking it off strong! We’ve been removing silage tarps from our field blocks, digging beds and spreading compost. We had to rent a rototiller to break up the sod in time for planting this season, but after that we’ll be going totally no-till.
The first planting is only a couple weeks away with lettuce, onions, bok choy, carrots, peas and radishes. In the meantime, it’s a labor of love to get these beds just right for our veggies to thrive.
It feels good to slough off winter’s slowness and start working the earth again. Shoveling is a great way to wake up the body, but I’m sure glad that I only need to do it once. Once these 60 beds are formed, they’ll be permanent for years to come.