Apr 28, 2010

upside down sod

Thanks to our nice neighbor and his tractor, we now have three acres plowed up! The plow didn't turn up many rocks, which is a nice surprise.

The next step will be to drag a harrow through the fields, and try to even things out a bit. Pretty soon I'll need to start forming beds for onions, greens, and potatoes. I know it's going to be clumpy, but it's nice thinking about the big chunks of sod starting to break down under there right now. 

I've been thinking a lot about my mulching options lately, since it's clear I'm going to have some serious weeds to contend with - in the form of quackgrass and its creeping grass cousins. The plan is straw, straw and more straw.