Don't you just love it when a plan comes together. With weather predictions of nighttime temperatures possibly dropping into the 30's by this weekend and our average first frost date of October 15th looming on the horizon these beauties are just in time. Although they can take a light frost I sure love having a last round of fresh ones before winter sets in. Fresh peas are such a treat around our house and we never have enough of them it seems. A small fall crop of peas helps to extend our stash in the freezer just a little longer.
With a few leftover for adding to the totals.
While I am at it I thought I would answer a couple more questions for you.
Donna indeed I did start a small Heugelkulture bed last year and I did not see the extent of difference that others see. I think maybe because I made it at the edge of an existing very fertile garden area and once you reach a certain level of fertility that is it. I am going to continue to experiment in other areas with it though.
As to the tattler lids I did buy a pack but have not done anything with them at this point. That is one of the things on my list of things to do and hoping maybe when everything slows a little that will be a project.
Thanks for visiting and your kind words : )
Above is the soil in the garden with a fresh supply of rabbit manure and a green manure (the green plant matter) that has been disked under. Notice there is also some left over straw mulch that was also turned under. Basically this garden becomes a giant compost pile over winter. This will be allowed to rot over the winter and by spring will add a great deal to the soil.
I disk the big garden where the corn and such grows after adding manure and amendments such as gypsum and compost to help break up that clay. There are areas of my farm that have higher clay content than others which can be challenging. I make sure that my blackberries, grapes and raspberries all have a good layer of mulch to overwinter . I also will trim any crossing limbs etc off of my fruit trees.
I'm off to apples today and hope you all have a great one!
Blessings from The Holler
The Canned Quilter