First, the stick! The deck had a few extra 2 X 2 boards and I cut one to 30 inches to use as a marker. Carrying a tape measure into the garden just did not happen and 24-30 inches was almost a standard for most plant rows. That width would also allow the rotor tiller to pass between rows later in the spring/summer and save us a lot of hoeing. We ended up filling in our fenced in area this last weekend and thought we were set except for the acorn squash, sweet potatoes and pumpkins that I was going to build hills for outside the fence (we need the fence to protect the garden from deer and some large neighbor dogs).
Second, we placed some fertilized soil on top of seeds and around each plant when we planted them. The thought was to give them a kick start for early growth and strength. We shall see how this experiment works out.
|Early morning sprinkler at work|
|Fighting early morning frost|
Now for that coffee!