Sunday, March 7, 2010

It's Tilling Time

We rented a huge tiller for the weekend and tilled up the garden.  Extend garden into lawn? No problem.  Tree roots? This thing ate them for lunch!  It was so heavy I could barely turn it.  The garden only needs a deep till like this about every 5 years.  We were really lucky to get a warm weekend for tilling before the rains started.  Last year we never did get to till because the garden was muddy until the 4th of July.  We just hoed a bit and planted into the mud.

Here is Mom covering the onion sets and seed potatoes.  Look at those straight rows!
Our garden is 15' x 50'.  It has gotten 20 feet longer in the 5 years that I have lived here with Mom.  Today we optimistically planted red & yellow & white onion sets, red & yellow shallots, 2 kinds of garlic, red Norland potatoes, lettuce, spinach, radishes and arugula.

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