- Sep 4, 2015
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- S coastal VA
Which is WHY we plant too much! I sure wish you were next door because I'd drop the 30# of squash I just picked last evening on your doorstep!!!!! They will be blanched and frozen. No time to do more. My garden has NOT been as productive, overall, as I hoped but the first year on site, that was a pasture -- still wants to beI have been tilling the crap out of it and getting production, just not full amounts. NEXT year!! The 14 days of mid 90s and no rain are helping kill out the grasses & roots being turned up. Hope to get it under control for next season & expect some decent Fall crops this yr. I may black plastic & solarize it all winter. Some feel no-till is best and it IS easier. But to GET TO that you just have to till it out. IMO. Can't even dump loads of barn cleanings until I get these grass roots dug out, or I'm growing more of it again!We have abundance and are glad to share.
I spent a lot of time on one end of a machete yesterday, sweat, heat, dirt and all. Some places you just can't get the bushhog into. Have a pretty sizeable burn pile going on. Gonna rake up the crap I did cut by tractor and pile it on. Lot of weeks and don't want to leave it to kill out the grass in this 1/2 acre chicken yard -- and home to my fruit trees. Trust me, I was sure ready for bed last night.
Coffee is sure tasting good today! Mostly, it does but welcome this AM. Help yourself, nice big, fresh pot! Ahhh, plenty of fresh goat milk cream if you use it. Woke me up to get chores done.
Going to get with it on the squash!