Friday, May 28, 2010

Garden Preparations...

Originally when we bought the house, we planned on planting a vegetable garden on the eastern side of the property, near the garage. However, once all the snow melted we discovered a huge garden already "prepared" on the west side near the stables. During my 2 weeks off between spring and summer semesters, we decided to tackle the garden and make it ready for planting.

We rented a roto-tiller to work the very hard ground. The garden had been completely neglected, and was overgrown with grass and weeds. Once it was tilled, we raked with both the thatch rake and lawn rake to try to get rid of all the plants. Then it was tilled a second time, and raked a second time. Finally, after a week of toiling, we began planting. We took the hint from our neighbour to the west of us... a local dairy farmer.

Of course, we didn't plan on a garden that was 22' x 30'...

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