tat soi/yukina savoy
|lettuce under row cover|
|cabbage, kale and row cover|
Already in the ground from last year, or as a perenial are:
|strawberries forming in April|
With the help of our electric and gas powered tractors, and the dry weather, we have been able to keep the beds as weed free as ever. Each bed has received several rounds of cultivation, and many have also received hay mulch.
The cultivating serves to kill the weeds when they are still small, and help exhaust the "weed seed bank" in the beds. The mulch keeps new weeds in check, holds the little moisture we have had, provides lots of worm food, and cools the soil. So far, so good.
|mulching the napa cabbage|
|freshly cultivated onions|
We are looking forward to the 2012 season, and may be starting a week early (only 3 weeks from now?!) More on that later.