Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I Know Spring Has Arrived When......

turnip greens, sustainable, healthy foods
The winter greens start to re-sprout and overnight are tall enough to pick.

These will be delicious until the weather starts to get really warm and then we will simply turn them under to compost and add nutrients to the soil and plant something else in the space.

One of most important things in your garden is to never allow the soil to be inactive...keep something growing all year...this is called cover-cropping during the winter....alfalfa, clover, and edible greens are a few good cover crops.

This weekend we will be cutting back the butterfly bushes, some grasses, and a few shrubs...things are beginning to show signs of budding, so can't wait any longer.
All the beds were pruned last week and they are already covered with green.

The new greenhouse will be here in a day or so, will share that project as it unfolds. I'm excited !

Happy Gardening~

Bea Kunz

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