Sunday, April 18, 2010

Veggie Planting ~ Outdoor Challenge Day 13

planting

Boy are we lucky!! The rain managed to hold off and it was just a gloomy day but it gave us a chance to get our cold tolerant vegetables planted :)

Wheelbarrow ride

Before we could get started we needed to head over to the manure pile and load up. I think that wheelbarrow rides are M's new favorite mode of transportation *grin*.

digging manure

Look at all that wonderful horse manure. Super food for growing great vegetables!

digging manure

You know you've got some pretty healthy soil if there are lots of earthworms wriggling around when you start digging and we found quite a few of them :) We usually plant flowers in this bed but thought that we would maximize our vegetable space and fill it up with things we could eat! LOL.

planting

As K dug holes for our broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage I filled up a gallon sized pot full of manure and then M & L would dump it into an empty hole. We had quite the efficient assembly line of digging and dumping going on!

planting

Broccoli and cauliflower love lime so each hole got a big scoop of lime that was mixed in with the manure before the plant was set on top of it.

planting

Oh boy are these going to taste good when they're big enough to eat *grin*.

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~ Rosina

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1 comment:

wonderinthewoods said...

Aha! That's probably why our broccoli was puny when we tried it, no lime. Looks like a fun day planting. My slightly tinted green thumb is itching to plant.