We tore the Spring garden out three weeks ago and put in the winter garden last week. That week in between where the plot had nothing in it? That was a bad idea… Why? Well, because the soil dried out and before we could sow any seeds or transplant seedlings we had to water, and water and water. But, I’m getting ahead of myself. We went to Ace hardware to pick up seedlings in the morning only to find that much of their vegetable stock had already been sold. The only seedlings they had that we wanted were bok choy and cabbage so we picked those up and two bags of steer manure.
After we spread the manure we turned the hose on and sat there for fifteen minutes or so, it might have been longer. The soil had really dried out and in order to turn it over and incorporate the manure we needed a lot of water.
After the ground was thoroughly saturated we planted the seedlings and sowed the chard, kale, arugula and spinach:
After everything was planted, we sprinkled sluggo pellets down and we were done.
Just the other day the arugula and spinach broke through the surface. We’re still keeping our fingers crossed with the chard.