This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he always thought the garden was his. Even though I do all the work, he always stood by me. I'm located near Boston (in USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot and a backyard vegetable garden. I use sustainable organic methods and try to grow all of my family's vegetables.

Monday, November 24, 2014

little winter rye sprouts

winter rye IMG_0967 I planted my winter rye seed really late (Nov 10) so I'm really happy to see it sprout.

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Anonymous Wendy Perez said...

How do you turn the winter crop over in your soil? Tiller? Manually? This is a raised bed, right?

January 10, 2015 7:18 PM

 
Blogger kathy said...

I always turn manually. I hate tillers. I can't imagine what tillers do to earthworms and other soil organisms. I feel if I turn over big clumps of earth, then rake it flat that I am maintaining at least some of the soil structure. I think this is better than using a sharp blade and pureeing the soil.

Also, with raised beds, I think it would be hard to get a tiller in. Maybe not, I've never tried it.

January 11, 2015 12:24 PM

 

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