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Garden Update 2017

27 Mar

I’ve got a new plot! (again). Last year’s new plot turned out to be a bit of a disaster. It was big and had been neglected so it was full of weeds and rhizomes. I had a heck of a time trying to pull out the grass that kept coming up. It was also in a poorly drained part of the field so it wasn’t a good choice for spring planting. The new plot although smaller 20×30 ‘ is close to my old plot, which I’ve kept, so I’ll be alternating the barley between the plots each year. I planted on March 11 before we went away for a spring break vacation and when we came back everything had come up beautifully, especially the barley under the remay. You can see the difference in this picture, the beds in the front had the remay. The other beds will catch up after a few weeks.

Two weeks after planting. Temperatures ranged from 3 to 10 C

AS soon as I removed the remay, these jerks showed up and started snacking on the seeds

I had to do something, so I took the shirt I was wearing (I had two) and stuffed it with the remay to make this creepy scarecrow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bere is coming up well but the Chevalier seems a little sparse.

Chevalier

Bere

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3 Comments

Posted by on March 27, 2017 in Garden videos

 

3 responses to “Garden Update 2017

  1. Demy

    March 27, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    very well, very hard work !!!

     
  2. Nuke Dukem

    March 29, 2017 at 11:08 am

    Have you looked into perennial grains? I’ve only seen the odd news clipping so it might just be usual media hype.

     
    • jfdyment

      March 29, 2017 at 1:46 pm

      I’ve never heard of them, I’ll look into it for sure.

       

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