Karen Layne wrote:Destiny, As Tina and Avalon are both new here what guidance could you offer to them to help navigate this site? Where to start?
Karen Layne wrote:Avalon,
I like that you are learning and preparing now. I do that too. I believe knowledge is power. When you do finally get your land it will show you more of what you need to do and learn ,as every plot is different. Each has its own unique features and obstacles.
I need to learn more about cover crops too. Last Fall we covered several gardens with crimson clover. It didn't grow very much before winter but has really started growing these last few weeks. I hate to till but I'm sure my husband will want to till it into the soil. Next year I want to try a tillage radish. Then i could leave them in the ground to rot. They'll accumulate lots of nutrients, add organic matter to the soil, open large air pockets and leave leaf mulch on the surface. And i won't shred the worms with the tiller.
Karen Layne wrote:Jen,
I just re-read your post from yesterday and i have decided it is definitely one of the best/coolest/most interesting posts I've read in some time. It's almost .... poetic.