May 8, 2012

Garden Do-Over

The hugelkultur bed was re-planted this weekend.  It is heavily laden with a few varieties of carrots and beets, arugula, kale, chard, spinach and collard greens.  The collard greens, arugula and chard are new to our garden this year.

This was re-build No. 3, will see how it goes. The chicken fencing is now over six feet high, and so far it has kept the ladies in check....but you can see them pacing the fence line here. That big pile of dirt is too much for them---they think they need at it!

The broccoli, brussel sprouts and cabbage starts also went in the ground.

The brassicas are on the right in the photo above. On the left in front is the artichoke that the chickens destroyed earlier this year, but it is recovering just fine, maybe I will actually have artichokes this year. The potato bed is behind the artichoke and you can see the raspberries fully leafed out behind them.

Here is a closer look at the potato bed.

Despite being dug up a few times by the aforementioned chickens...they are doing just fine. More soil and straw has already been added to their pile.

The herb bed also seems to be recovering and there are quite a few little sprouts emerging. The corn, squash and beans will be sown later this month.

Are you planting anything new this year?

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