This afternoon I was able to fire up the new tiller and get to work in the Vegetable Garden, as well as a bit of the Berry Patch. The new tiller is a real workhorse and did a great job. I tilled until the gas tank ran dry!
Now there is a long list of planting to tackle, especially since we are a little behind. Peas went in really late, and a few rows are not germinating very well. Beets, cilantro, carrots, and turnips should all have been planted by now, so I'll try to check those items off the list tomorrow. I also have a few places where the fence needs repaired. I began digging out some outer edges of the beds so I can bury chicken wire beneath the soil and add to the defense against varmints. For one day, however, this was enough.
|The big back bed is ready to go. It needs raked and smoothed, but it is tilled about 10 inches deep. A load of compost is needed (in many areas of the garden, not just the vegetable beds), but for now we're good.|
|And already the radishes need thinned. Add that to my list, because right now I need to go to bed since my hands have finally stopped vibrating.|