I just can’t believe the wonderful weather! It’s in the high 20′s C here today and tomorrow is suppose to be wonderful as well. If the weatherman is right, we are in for rain on the weekend then it’s back to cooler temps. But really 7 or 8 C is still nice for this time of year!
Monday I spent a good part of the day outside. We’ve been doing our school lessons at the pick-nick tables in a nice shady area by the house. This great weather is to nice to waist by hiding inside! Then the afternoon I turned over one of our raised beds. The crab grass was already coming in. If you have raised beds, I can not tell you how much easier a garden claw makes for weeding them!
Once the garden bed was all ready, I planted green onions, turnips, radish and spinach. It is a bit early to plant here, but all of these can take frost with out much damage. If we do get another deep freeze the worst case will be I have to replant. If the weather stays nice, then we will have an early crop.
A few weeks ago, I was asked if we had seen the film Back to Eden. I hadn’t but I love to watch gardening videos, so I was off to their website to check it out. We just loved it! I’ve been trying to get hubby to use mulch in the garden for years. But he really didn’t like the idea. The problem as it turns out, he didn’t understand what I wanted to do. I wanted to use a deep mulch system, similar to Ruth Stout. With this you leave the mulch on the garden and just pull it back to plant. Hubby thought that he would be tilling the mulch into the garden each fall. All he could picture was what a mess that would be to till.
But thanks to the Back to Eden documentary, he’s ready to start using a deep mulch system in the gardens! This will reduce our weeds, save water and provide a ground cover for all the beneficial bugs in the garden. I highly recommend anyone who likes to garden, check out the Back to Eden film. It’s free to watch on their website, or can order a DVD.