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Saturday Projects:Spring Garden Preparations
March 23, 2011, 8:38 am
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Continuing the preparations for the spring’s vegetable garden beds, this weekend we cleaned out what was left of last years fall garden and prepped the soil for new growth.

The raised beds we built last fall held up very well over the winter and the soil was still in great shape. However the lettuces and greens we grew in the fall had grown pretty unruly and at this point mostly to bitter to eat.

The only thing worth salvaging was the kale the rest of the roughage went straight to the compost. The onions and garlic which established themselves well during the winter months will stay in the ground til at least June when they should be ready to harvest. Now the question is, what should we plant?



Gardener’s Year Book

For those of you planning a spring vegetable garden, or fall garden depending on where in the world you are, I thought you might appreciate some helpful hints from the House and Garden’s Gardener’s Yearbook for 1939.

This is a basic set of tools any gardener will need to get started, a trowel, a hoe for cultivating, a spade, and a spade to dig up soil.  However you might also want to have these around.

And depending on the size or type of garden y0u have you also might want some of these tools…

Make sure to aerate your soil real good and add plenty of compost and fertilizer.

When the soil is ready add go ahead and sow in those seedlings you started a few weeks earlier. Now all you have to do is hope no varmint eats your veggies.