Friday, March 22, 2013

Planted Corn

We spent the past 5 days on vacation so nothing happened in the garden until last night.  When I got home from work I took the new (to me) wheel plow out to the corn patch.  It's a 20x20 square in the back half of the back yard.  This was the third time I've plowed it with the wheel plow and it was nice and soft.  It only took about 20 minutes this time as compared to the hours it took the first time cutting through the remaining sod.  Once plowed it was raked nice and flat.  Finally the bed was prepared for planting.  I got out the seeder that I got last year for Christmas, picked the correct seed plate, loaded it up with corn seed, and went to work.  I set the spacing at a wide enough distance to be able to walk the wheel plow between the rows to weed the corn.  I ended up with 11 nice straight rows in about 5 minutes.  I'm digging this seed planter. 

After the corn was planted the kids and I went to work on the raised beds.  I don't know why I didn't think about it before but the chickens ran right over to the corn bed and started pulling out the seed.  It was a mad run back to the corn and Logan was put on scarecrow duty to keep the chickens out of the bed while I went to the garage for supplies.  Luckily I still had a 1/2 roll of fence and a stack of T-posts lying around.  I now have a nice 20x20 fenced in corn patch.  We have had so much rain lately that driving the T-posts into the ground was quite easy, unlike last time when it about killed me driving them into the concrete hard clay.  However, they probably will never come back out.  I'll try and get pictures this weekend.

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