With the snow almost entirely melted after yesterday's storm, it's time to start thinking seriously about prepping the garden beds and planting those first seeds in the vegetable garden. It feels like a late start this year, but as I look back through pictures (like the one below), I see that we didn't even start to… Continue reading Are We Late? A Brief History of Spring
Today, beneath bright sunshine and temps in the 50s, the seedlings on the first round of mixed greens started to appear...and with our first little flock of ducks arriving soon, we decided to think about duck-proofing a few of the beds. We'll want our silver appleyard ducks in the garden to forage for pests like… Continue reading Duck-Proofing the Seedlings
When we moved to Three Bird Farm in the autumn of 2012, the vegetable garden was located behind the barn and consisted of seven raised beds built from 1x material salvaged from around the property. The area was covered with thick landscape fabric and there was a 300 gallon stock tank in the corner closest… Continue reading Re-Building the Raised Beds
I know. I know. We're super late getting our peas in this year, but I'm happy to report that the first batch is now planted in the new raised bed we built this year for peas. This year we've planted the following varieties: Long-Vine Sugar Snap (Pisum sativum) Dwarf Gray Sugar (Pisum sativum v. macrocarpon)… Continue reading Pea Planting!
As mentioned previously, we need to re-build most of the raised beds in the vegetable garden this year (we're also flirting with expanding the garden with a new No Dig section, but the raised beds will stay at least for the next few years in the main veggie garden). Given the cold and snowy spring,… Continue reading The New Pea Raised Bed & Trellis