I went out to take photos of the main garden and then decided that a short video to show just how bad it really is would work so much better.
The bones of the garden are still there, the rich soil and the pathways are there, even if overgrown at the moment. This is the worst garden that I will be working with. Its not the same as starting from bare soil by any means but its still going to be a rough go on it.
Let me know if you liked having a little video to go with, since I upgraded the blog last year I can post them much easier. I also have a new data plan, so I could do a short one once or twice a week if folks liked it? I thought it might be fun to show how this garden goes though the season.
The perennials will be the fastest to clean up.. clear out the pathways, and bed them down well. Dig out all the new babies and pot them up, use them, Sell them or gift them away. they can stay in the pots until later in the season.
Then over the next six weeks I will do as much food harvesting as I can while I clean up, if not for house use, pretty much everything other than fleabane can go to the big barn, the little greens and the young budding branches will be much-loved from the new momma’s and the pig will be happy to eat any roots I want to send his way.
I need to set up an electric pen for him to come out a dig and eat on a patch of thistle roots this spring and turn the soil for me to heavily re-seed it.
Then it will depend on the weather to large point on how much early soil working I can do, how much early season planting can happen, however I will need this garden fully working and planted out in the next six to eight weeks.