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First Tilling

April 6, 2011

The main vegetable beds got their first till, working in the cover crop

The rain held off last Wednesday (in the last post, I said I thought it would rain), Thursday AND Friday. Yippee!  When Steven got home Thursday, he came right out to till up a few beds. I would have preferred the beds had dried out more, but this was our chance. On Friday, he tilled a few more. Whew! The first till was done before it rained again on Saturday. The official count for March, according to the Portland HYDRA Network rain gage at Sauvie Island School: 4 dry days.

The starts in the hoop house are ready to go

Ideally, we’d wait two to three weeks before tilling again, to let the cover crop decompose a bit before starting to plant. Looking at the Accuweather forecast, maybe a few beds will get their second tilling this weekend and the planting will begin.

Meanwhile, the starts are growing and looking great!

I am very excited about the kohlrabi this year

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