Return to the Vegetable Gardening Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Starting of a new season, busy two weeks!

Posted by jrslick KS/5 (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 22, 12 at 9:04

It is spring break and that only means one thing for me. Plant like crazy! I am a market gardener and teacher, so spring break means garden time. Only problem it has rained everyday since Monday. Luckily, the forecasters were correct on this and I started my work last week with tilling and making raised beds. I spent many hours getting as much stuff planted outside as I could prior to the rain. So, during spring break I have been planting everything inside all 6 of my high tunnels. Here are some pics.

Carrots, Cherry tomatoes and onions sets
Photobucket

Big Tomatoes
Photobucket

Bok Choy, Swiss Chard, Happy Rich Broccoli, Winterbor Kale and Red Russian Kale
Photobucket

Red, White and Yellow Sweet Onions
Photobucket

More Onions, Bok Choy, Napa Cabbages, Lettuce Spinach
Photobucket

Outside plantings, use to be inside a movable high tunnel Carrots. I started to weed, then it got too muddy. It is going to stink to get these all weeded.
Photobucket

Radishes, Turnips, and Over Wintered Green onions
Photobucket

More onions, Beets and Onions under a low tunnel
Photobucket

More Onions, Leeks and Potatoes
Photobucket

I also planted a 1/4 an acre of potatoes at another location.

I have one more building to fill with peppers, but they will wait til April 1st. Then I will also move the movable buildings and transplant in Cucumbers and Zucchini. I my mind, spring has sprung!

Jay


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Starting of a new season, busy two weeks!

Looking good, Jay!


 o
RE: Starting of a new season, busy two weeks!

Jay, are those beds formed by machine?


 o
RE: Starting of a new season, busy two weeks!

If you are talking about the plastic mulched beds, no we laid that by hand.

It takes some time, but we are getting faster. I hope the time spent now means less weeding in the future.

First I till the beds out to at least 3 feet wide.
Photobucket

Then I come back with a rake or a hoe and make a 4 to 6 inch furrow on each side of the bed.
Photobucket

Then we set the roll of plastic on the bed roll it out a few feet and bury the edges and on the end. It works best to hold it down with a helper or a heavy concrete block. Then unroll further and stretch as you go. Fill the sides back in with the dirt.

Then at the end of the rows, my helpers help me out.

Photobucket

I hope this helps. I wish I had a mulch layer, but I need to get the tractor and tiller first. I did build a garden bedder/hiller that I used to make raised beds outside. I rented a tractor this year and it worked great.

Jay


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Vegetable Gardening Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here