Garden Friday..April/May 1st

Well, its that time of year again, ideally I will do better this year at keeping up on my garden updates.

This week, we add in a pear tree(on sale) 33.90, a new current (black) bush 9.99, a new blackberry (thornless) bush 9.99 and one more lovely green gooseberry bush 9.99

Garden outputs this week: 64 dollars

Planted this week-,Friday to Friday

  • 48 new baby strawberry plants-MG
  • 64 square feet in barley-MG
  • ten foot row of dill seed-MG
  • ten foot row of spinach-MG
  • Pea’s and beets- 8 foot rows in raised bed

Currently prepping and working on different garden beds and everything that is coming back from next year..

Harvest this week..

  • Danelion- Greens -3 bunches 1.99 = 5.97
  • Nettles-4 cups (will make these equal to basil herb) 7.50
  • horseradish root- 1 cup worth =3.00
  • Garlic greens/bulbs- one bunch (count them as green onions) .99

total harvested to date.. 17.46

Extra’s..

Pig plow update: Cleared 202 square feet this week

compost used from the farm – Three wheelbarrels- equal to 12 large bags at the store.. 2.99 per bag- Savings on compost -40.88 (including tax)

Pulling dried matter out of the garden to be used as bedding in the barn- 5 dollars worth of straw.

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12 Responses to Garden Friday..April/May 1st

  1. Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    “Hay” now, that’s smart; )
    So, tell me, do you come up with all these ideas on your own, or are they passed down/passed around knowledge of the elders?

    • Trying to figure out which part you mean on this post, my mother didn’t like strawberries, she says she can taste mold on them, so no to that.. She also does not believe in green cover or mulch (again, she says she can tell that there is mold in the straw bedding..

      She did not eat forage or greens, she still won’t even try horseradish greens, we would feed greens over the fence but otherwise, my mother liked burning/smudging with the garden stuff..

      She never really composted out of the garden, barn yes, garden, yard stuff no.. they were burn it folks..

      So can you be more clear on which part?

      • Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

        In other words… meant “Hey, that was a smart (FREE) sub for hay!” Using your “leftover-from-last-year” stubble as your bedding substitute for hay… Well, it was supposed to be a joke, a play on words… between the “Hay’s for horses” kind and the “Hey you!” kind.

      • Ok, Sorry, I missed the play on words, and now I can answer, no, it comes from me on that one, not my folks,

      • Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

        Either way, it’s a smart move; after all, stubble doesn’t break down all that easily, in the compost or by tilling, right?

      • correct but the pigs do a good job breaking it down.

      • Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

        Right – then it’s finished off, moistened, etc. in the stalls/pens… Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – awesome!

  2. thatoldschoolgirl says:

    wow great job

  3. erikamay85 says:

    My dumb pigs rototill this one strip of pasture…..but then i set them up in the garden for rototilling….and they slept all day! the heck is this?!

    okay, okay, maybe it was 80 degrees out and nobody wanted to work….but still!

    • Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

      Do they have a nice, wet spot to roll and “put on their sunscreen”?

    • I sprinckle their food over the area I want them to work up, seems to really help, also if you are moving them on to fresh ground daily or bi-weeky, give a tiny breakfast just to get them going, all the water they want and just the plot to work up, then feed with the sprinckle, just as the heat of the evening cools off.

      • erikamay85 says:

        Thats what I was doing, but all the pigs were pretty lazy last week. Only tilling they did was to make a nice cool dirt bed. under the shade cloth *le sigh*

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