Sunday, May 2, 2010

Another Bed is Planted, No not-till On This One

This bed went unplanted this spring, well at least until today.   It was new ground, broken and amended.  My neighbor used his big tractor to break it earlier this spring, but I never got around to planting it.  I had amended it with compost and hay, and let's just say the hay was quite fertile.   I broke out the mantis last week and worked it over good.   Today, I planted it out with Dixie Lee Field Peas, Edamame, Aunt Heddie's Red Okra, and Ichiban Eggplant.   A drawing is attached. 

Its Raining Cats and Dogs, Out of the End of my Water Sprinkler, That Is.

I watched daily rain chances go from 60, 90, 30, go to 30,80,20, to nothing, nothing, and nothing.   No rain for me as we extend to nearly 8 weeks without rain.    Established plants have slowed to no growth, one/two year old plants are showing visible stress, and any new plantings must be watered every other day.