“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”

Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

Skullduggery

It is sunny, 80 degrees and I am up to my elbows in garden soil and compost.
Let me hear you say "AMEND!" brothers and sisters!
"AMEND!"


(Gracie and her girls just gave a resounding "AMEN!"...
they are so happy to be shorn in this hot weather!)

Our garden soil is in pretty good shape...
rocks removed, no weeds coming up (yet).
Some of our boxes I have amended with composted manure...
as some plants (such as leeks) require extremely rich soil.
Leeks pull a ton of nutrients out of the soil, so it is recommended to bury
a layer of composted manure several inches beneath the soil.

Hubbs (our Manure Manager) used the tractor to scoop a load of our oldest compost...


and dumped it into the back of the gator...
which I drove into the garden.


When we planned the new garden boxes,
we made sure to make aisles that were wide enough to accommodate the Gator
and our mowers.
Eventually there will be grass growing between and around the boxes.


I dug deep into the soil, removed the rocks...
dumped in the compost...


raked soil back over the compost....
planted the leeks (which had been previously started from seed.


So far I have planted: radishes, beets, carrots sweet potatoes and scallions from seed.
Red and yellow...

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