Well, the garden season has started (at least here in KS). I got 40lbs of potatoes in 4 days ago and I got some sweet corn in 2 days ago. I know it's early for corn, but we are in the 70's here and it looks like we aren't going to get any frost according to the 10 day forecast. I had the corn seed already and I have a planter for my tractor so I'm not really out any time or money if it does freeze.
I'm getting ready to build some manure type forks for the front of my Kubota so I can haul loose straw to the potatoes. I'm getting tired of using a pitch fork and a wheel barrel. Since our garden is aprox 1 acre I'm trying to build more implements to cut down on the labor. It takes to long to fork straw or weed ect. I made hills for the potatoes so I can straddle them with the tractor, I'm thinking I should be able to straddle the rows and drop the straw right on them with the manure forks.
I'm getting ready to borrow a friends 6' 3-pt tiller and then I'm going to get the raised beds built with the bed shapper that I made last year. This weekend I'm going to build raised beds out of cinder blocks for the black berries, I just ordered 6 plants and I have around 16 more plants that I'm going to transplant. I also am going to build a bed for raspberries and get them transplanted this weekend.
My goal is to start a Micro farm, I have 3 acres, 1 acre of that is garden, another acre (just guessing) is house, shed, barn, driveways, greenhouses and ect. So I have aprox 1 acre that I'm going to plant to fruit trees.
I'm hoping to keep this thread going all summer and with updates and info from our garden.
Feel free to post your garden pictures and tips.
Thanks for reading
(picture is part of the "lower garden" and the potatoes are in the top of the picture)
Edited by BTS, March 19, 2015 - 10:40 PM.