Thursday saw a beautiful morning with very mild weather. Perfect conditions for getting some food in the ground! Many of the flats we planted, if not all of them, began from seed in the greenhouse as early as January. After last week’s ‘hardening’, most are now ready for their new homes after a bit of weeding and soil turning with the broad fork.
Dan, Alex, Solan and Max visiting
Solan [above] and Justin [below] planting lettuce
Thursday was also the first work party for Rebecca since she returned from her camping trip out west. We’re elated to have her back with us, as well as Hank and Amos!
Max gets into the cat mint and stalks Hank
Dan takes seasoned bales away from the fig tree to line up near the fence. I may be experimenting with some straw bale planting, if we don’t need them for mulch.
L to R: Dan moves bales, Rebecca and Andreas prepare the bed for planting
At Overhill House, Ann begins planting gladiolas, while Shadow oversees
Some of the beautiful pansies and flora that grace the front of Overhill House.
It felt great to get our hands in the dirt and work together on a fine spring day. The breeze picked up which brought a nice cooling respite from the sun. I headed to DeKist 2 to help Solan and Dan plant beds with bush beans and lettuce while listening to some great tunes. Our early peas weren’t too happy in the raised bed, so Solan made the call: We’ll have more beets!
Photography by Gabrielle, Outreach Coordinator for Green Acres