I had trimmed down the buckwheat smother crop the day before
Decided to incorporate the buckwheat residue with the rototiller
Please note: Bill installed a new carryall on the tractor for a water bottle, phone, and a couple of tools. It is the mailbox mounted vertically below his left should behind the tail-light. It has the name of the farm owners 2 owners ago.
The tractor/rotovator are sigificantly easier than the wheel hoe!
Tomatoes and peppers were planted in bio-film
I have never had the pleasure of planting in bed prepped like this
Spoiled hay to use as weed suppression on the edges and paths
28 tomato plants. All my varieties were mixed up this year so I just planted the healthiest looking plants.
48 pepper plants. Jimmy Nardello, Serano, Beaver Dam, Alma Paprika, Marconi Red, Thai Orange, and a doghouse blend at the end of the row.
Beans: chinese long bean, black beans, Christmas lima, tiger-eye, Cherokee trail of tears.
Onions: a bag of onion set that I got on sale. Variety unsure. Way too late to be planting onions.
Beets: Detroit red and Bull Blood
Squash: 4 hills of a variety that I saved from a fairy squash.
After the beds were prepped and I was getting ready to plant, Bill looked over at me and said, 'are you crying?' I was. I was so happy. I have never had a garden this large with soil this beautiful. I've been waiting for this day for the 5 years that we have owned our farm - and even longer than that as my Chicago yard is small and shaded.