Planting the First!

Did our first planting last weekend. We put in 20′ of peas under the trellis. 10′ of Sugar Snap peas and 10′ of Oregon Trail. We till a yard-and-a-half of Whitney Farms compost and a gallon or so of complete organic fertilizer (a la Steve Solomon) into the soil. It’s been raining and sunny off and on so our lack of irrigation system hasn’t been a problem. We’ll need to get on that sooner rather than later.

It’s been a week and nothing has popped out of the ground yet. We’ve got a week for germination to take place so I’m not worried yet.

On the upside, chicks are three weeks old as of last Friday. They are no longer little fuzz balls and are starting to look like actual chickens. Gangly, half-feathered, awkward teenaged chickens, but chickens nonetheless. Lauren also started 102 plants in our greenhouse mudroom. She gets to blog that one though.

  1 comment for “Planting the First!

  1. Another Anna
    March 29, 2008 at 6:49 am

    Hey, Happy Farmblogwarming! I look forward to living vicariously through your manual labor and ambition.

    About irrigation: have you seen the Casa Decrepit blog? She lives in CA somewhere, and has a catchment basin, a huge buried (I think) water tank, and a network of PVC pipes all controlled by a computer program. It’s pretty spiffy.

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