Harvest Monday

March 9, 2015

Still only harvesting eggs. I am hoping that will change soon though! The chickens laid more eggs in the first week of March than they did in the whole month of January. 🙂

This week, I planted peas, spinach, carrots, and beets. Last year, I waited until mid-March to plant spinach and peas. I want to see how much I can stretch the seasons.10419545_896695280381322_1254760220913361805_nSpinach is planted in the raised box. Peas and carrots were planted elsewhere. I forgot to cover the carrots with sticks. Only by the grace of God, the cat and the chickens (who got out the next day) did not dig them up! It was especially wet where I planted the peas. Hopefully they do not rot. I will let you know in about 10 days!

Another joy about BTE gardening – little to no mud! Everywhere NOT covered in woodchips — we were sinking up to our ankles in mud. Where there are woodchips, we just raked them back and planted! 🙂 love it!

We redesigned our run so the chickens would have more grass. We turned their run into two runs. I am hoping we will be able to switch them back and forth; letting the grass grow in one while they’re in the other. We cannot let them free range and maintain a large garden.11009848_896695117048005_3078737853170091544_nI planted more greenhouses this week (warm weather crops). Last year I had all of my greenhouses planted by the end of February. I did not plant them later this year on purpose. I have just been so busy pruning, I have not gotten around to them. I assume they will be fine.

Are you harvesting anything? Are you planting? Are you still seeing nothing but white? Check out what other gardeners are doing at Dapne’s Dandelions.


2 thoughts on “Harvest Monday

  1. daphnegould

    Ah for eggs. But chickens are not in my future. The pastured ones I can buy are probably better than what I can produce anyway as I have no land for them to pasture on. I have very little non bed areas in the garden but I really need some woodchips this year. Last year the paths were too muddy.


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