Gut Rumbles

February 23, 2006

Step two

I forgot to mention that I tilled my garden yesterday. I also got a little carried away with the tiller and made the plot almost twice as big as I originally planned. It's about 40' X 40' and I don't have enough timber to make a border around it now. Hell, that can wait.

I raked it today and got rid of all the surface growth I had plowed up. I also cut down a small tree that was blocking the afternoon sun at the back end of the garden. Then, I went back over it with a good coat of 10-10-10 fertilizer and a light raking.

I'll let that set and air for a while, then I'll add the cow shit, the compost and some more fertilizer before I give it another light tilling. It should be ready for planting by St. Patrick's Day.

To make it look really good, I need to buy some more landscape timber, but I'm going to lay what I have before I get another truckload. Looking at what I've accomplished so far, I think I can make a good garden this year.

It's kinda fun playing in the dirt again.


Rock on crackerman.

Send me some Georgia Vidalias and I'll send you some Jersey Tomatos.

Posted by: rightisright on February 23, 2006 09:36 PM


I'm glad to see ya gettin back in shape. It wasn't that long ago you couldn't fix the gate.

It's amazing, and inspiring...I honestly mean that :-)

Posted by: Mrite on February 23, 2006 09:46 PM

A 40 X 40 will raise a lot of groceries. I don't have that much ambition. I am putting out the maters next week and get the pole beans planted as well as some green onions and bell peppers. It is too early yet for Blackeyes and Okra. I'll put them in about the first of April

Posted by: GUYK on February 23, 2006 09:55 PM

40 by 40?

I'm so jealous. that would be my entire backyard. WITH the trees.

So, what'cha gonna be planting?

Posted by: Nancy on February 23, 2006 10:43 PM

St. Pats day is going to be a little early this year. My almanac says to wait till Good Friday.

Posted by: PawPaw on February 24, 2006 07:07 AM

Hope you had plenty of Advil for when you were finished!

Posted by: joated on February 24, 2006 07:53 PM
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