I’m finding that nothing motivates me like someone telling me that something is impossible.
And that just might be the very reason my garden is doing so well this year…
Since deciding to pursue the deep-mulching method earlier this year, I’ve had plenty of naysayers shake their head and tell me I’m crazy.
But that’s OK… I like that.
It’s given me the boost I need to tackle my garden with renewed vigor, especially after my miserable failures in recent history.
Considering the garden has been in for over a month now, I figured it was time for a little update!
My seedlings are coming right along, and are as happy as ever.
I’ve had a little bit of trouble getting my beans and peas to show up, but after talking to several neighbors, it sound like I’m not the only one struggling this year. We’ve had an unseasonably cool summer so far, and I suspect that they just didn’t get the warmth they needed after I put them into the ground. I’ve been replanting here and there, so we’ll see how it looks in a couple of weeks. (I think the rabbits might be munching on them as well, and that definitely doesn’t help…)
The carrots finally popped up (they take for-ev-er!) and the kolhrabi germinated nicely. I have a few bare spots in my beet rows, but I think that’s due to my sloppy seeding methods…
My onions are growing like crazy–their germination rate was spectacular, and they seem to love the protection the deep mulch provides.
My cabbage seedlings were stunning, right up until they got shredded by a crazy hailstorm… Thankfully, it’s still early in the season, so they should make a full recovery; they just look a little battered right now…
The potatoes were a mystery, as three weeks after planting, they still hadn’t risen above the thick layer of mulch I had spread on top of them.… [Continue Reading]