Saturday, July 12, 2014

Begin prep for fall

It's the middle of July and the garden is dead.  The peas were pretty much a flop due to the chickens eating the seeds........ twice.  We did get a good size harvest of green beans but only harvested two of the beds.  I've been running at work lately and had to go to Ohio for a week last month.  The garden suffered pretty bad.  So the weeds took over.

This fall I am planning on planting a garden full of broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage.  So I have to get the weeds out of the garden.  I spent the afternoon today starting down the long road of cleaning up the garden beds.  It was a nice cool 85 degrees here in Southwest Georgia.  With my big blue umbrella it was bearable to sit out there for a few hours.  Four down, twelve to go.  
I'm going to cover them with preen fabric to keep the weeds away till we plant in the fall.  The plan is to just cut a slit in the fabric where the plant is going, then cover each bed with agri-bon to keep the bugs away from the young plants.  The agri-bon is necessary because with the fall garden you're placing nice tender shoots in the ground when the bugs are at their peak.  It will also extend the season further into the first frosts.

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