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MtViking- A little piece of paradise.

Discussion in 'Member's "BackYardHerds" Journals' started by MtViking, Sep 6, 2019.

  1. Sep 14, 2019
    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master

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    That's why I said leave room to add on! LOL LOL
     
  2. Sep 15, 2019
    Bruce

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    And gates! Can't have too many gates :D
     
  3. Sep 15, 2019
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    MtViking Loving the herd life

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    MtViking

    MtViking Loving the herd life

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    468E12E1-3139-44EB-9540-DFDA6555672F.jpeg Got the garden plot filled up this afternoon, borrowed a tiller from my FIL it’s an old one but with a little tlc it fired up and got the job done. I tilled twice in a checker pattern to get it all good and loose. We’re going to spread our compost this week and let it sit for a day or so then I’ll till that into the soil as well. It’s good black dirt, it smelled so good while I was out there. I think we’ll have a nice garden next spring.
     
  5. Sep 16, 2019
    Baymule

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    That is some nice dirt! I have some serious dirt envy. Ours is white sand, think beach without the ocean.
     
  6. Sep 16, 2019
    MtViking

    MtViking Loving the herd life

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    I have to give credit to the previous owners for this wonderful dirt. A lot of the property is decomposed granite. Which is somewhere between gravel and sand lol. Someone worked hard on this garden plot. The pasture has pretty good dirt but it’s not black like this stuff.
     
  7. Sep 16, 2019
    RollingAcres

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    Looks like black gold! That's some nice dirt!
     
  8. Sep 16, 2019
    farmerjan

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    Agree, beautiful looking soil. If you do mulching, it will continue to improve. Soil that nice should not be tilled down the rows weekly to control weeds as it will literally degrade from the sun and blow away in any kind of breeze. Once you get the compost on, you might want to plant a cover crop of say buckwheat or rye that you can till in again in the early spring for a green manure crop to add more organic matter to the soil. It won't have time to establish a "turf" like the grass, but will preserve the top soil from any harsh winter winds.
     
  9. Sep 16, 2019
    MtViking

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    I was thinking of covering it with landscape fabric after we compost. What do you think about that option?
     
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    Baymule

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    The cover crop will add humus to the soil.
     
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