Home What's New Message Board
BigPumpkins.com
Select Destination Site Search
 
Marv! - 2020 Grower Diary Point your RSS aggregator here to subscribe to this Grower Diary.

Show Entries in

Grower Diary Menu
  Back to Previous Page
List Other Grower's Diaries
Submit to Your Own Diary

 
Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 16 Entries.
Tuesday, April 7 View Page
Still stuck in Florida. I thought I would try posting something. This is my very first entry. My garden is planned. I just need to get there and start.
 
Thursday, April 30 View Page
I am just trying to get a diary going. I had trouble doing it from my phone. This is a picture of an old shed near us in Pennsylvania.
 
Sunday, May 10 View Page
Getting ready.
 
Sunday, May 10 View Page
See a groundhog, catch a groundhog. They love apples.
 
Sunday, May 10 View Page
My garden this year is covered with a tarp. This is to prevent leeching and to keep the soil from turning into mud. It will come off the first warm day and my spring nutrients will be added and worked into the top three inches of soil. Then I will broadfork it.
 
Wednesday, May 13 View Page
Nutrients added and raked in to top ten inches of soil. Next comes the fork.
 
Wednesday, May 13 View Page
The fork is 12 inches long. You push it all the way in and then rock it . You do not turn the soil over.
 
Wednesday, May 13 View Page
On the left is an old potato fork. In the middle is a long fork. On the right is a long digging fork. I ended up using the long fork.
 
Wednesday, May 13 View Page
This is what the soil looked like when I was done.
 
Thursday, May 14 View Page
Waiting to start the fire.
 
Friday, May 15 View Page
Walkways and drip lines are in. Have not turned the water on yet.
 
Saturday, May 16 View Page
These two tanks hold 3000 gallons of rainwater which I collect from the roof of my house. After I collect it I pump it to my garden as needed.
 
Monday, May 18 View Page
This twine and these tomato clips along with 9 feet long rebar pieces will make up my tomato support system. It makes it easier to get to the plants as you prune them. I will show a picture of it all later in the season.
 
Thursday, May 21 View Page
Anyone read this book. Cold and windy today. Not good.
 
Friday, May 22 View Page
Clean up time.
 
Tuesday, May 26 View Page
Leaf mold mulch is now in place. Never leave the soil bare. Drip system is under the mulch. Next will come the tomato support system. In about a week I will pull back some of the mulch where the plants will go. It has not rained for over a week.
 

 

Top of Page

Questions or comments? Send mail to Ken AT bigpumpkins.com.
Copyright © 1999-2020 BigPumpkins.com. All rights reserved.