Originally Posted by Efrain Barragan on Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Spring is here and Edie is busy getting the seeds planted on the Farm. We're planting beans, potatoes, corn, melons, tomatoes and peppers in the garden this spring/summer and we'll be sharing the bounty of our harvest with our local community through CSA boxes. More to come on this soon! We'll also post some photos of the garden later this week.
Edie is trying out some new sustainable farming techniques in the garden. This week she's getting started on sheet mulching. This is a great technique for improving nutrient and water retention in the soil and surpressing weed growth (one of our favorite benefits!).
Basically she'll cover the ground with a layer of compost and cover that layer with sheets of cardboard and an inch of recycled forest bark. The irrigation gets laid down on top of this and is covered with about four inches of forest bark.
Can't wait to see those seeds sprout!