February 21, 2011
This is what we did today.
We dug this bed under this cute little tunnel frame for the garden. Yesterday we planted a spring garden with kale, chard, radishes, carrots, sugar snaps, and corn flowers. This summer bed will get planted with runner beans, zuchs, cukes, a pumpkin, and a passion flower. Tomatoes and peppers will go in the spring garden as its fading out. The garlic gets harvested in June.
Digging garden beds in clay is really hard work.
Hauling out all the weeds, roots, and wire grass by hand is a challenge as well.
I dug and planted this bed of comfrey on Saturday. Its much more casual, as comfrey is basically unstoppable and needs no silly coddling nor fluffy special soils. A farmer in Mendocino California sent me a whole box of the roots. Pretty cool! I can't wait to see it come up and fill in. It makes great salve and fodder for cows.