Wednesday, April 21, 2010

garden enhancements and coop restoration

With plans to drop our veggie csa and grow our own veggies, herbs and some fruit this summer we have been working on our garden infrastructure. We have acquired through trade a new rain barrel from Sustain Jefferson, which after one weekend of rain is full.

With the excellent weather this spring we were able to get a great start on getting the foundation for the garden in place as well as do some repairs on the buildings near the garden. The chicken coop was in pretty rough shape, however we shored up the worst parts with some bits and pieces we had laying around. With a little pressure washing is should be ready for some new paint and some new shingles.

We are splitting the garden about half and half in regards to working with raised beds, we will see how that goes for us. So far in the ground are potatoes, peas, beans, radishes, beets, carrots, Swiss chard and a couple different varieties of lettuce. Most have sprouted and are surviving the cold nights with the help of makeshift cold frames, otherwise known as windows I found in the neighbors trash.

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