Thought I'd start a thread on my gardening this year. I've been gardening off and on for about 11 years since we moved into this house. Some years have been better than others.
Last year, I thought I'd try to add a bit more space to my garden by building a "planter box" right up against the fence where I can't get my equipment to cultivate. So, this puts a row of vegetable up against the fence rather than a grassy walkway. Then the dead furrow acts as the walkway, giving just a touch more vegtable growing room.
Here is a video of me plowing with the Massey. As you can see, the area of the garden is somewhat confined.
Great fun to plow and roll dirt that way off the plow itself. Normally I'd probably plow with my Gravely rotary plow, but I had already used that for several hours somewhere else and my feet were hurting.
Here are some after shots, when I'd finished.
And the plow I did it with:
Other years I have enjoyed trying a number of things, even some delicacies such as watermelon and cantaloupe. This year I'm going for a little less variety and more of the basics. Two rows of potatoes, Yukon Gold and Red Pontiac, two blocks of corn, Silver Queen and Ambrosia if I remembered last years tasty treat correctly. Sweet peas and cucumbers in one row to climb. Then snap beans and butter beans up in the "planter box". I'll work in a few tomato plants and some summer squash for my wife, and that should wrap things up.