|Half way there! Hog panel tomato cages and compost pile to left.|
|Bottom two beds cleared. Near one - Herbs, Far one - Strawberries|
The bright side, if there is one, is that I'm learning I have a new favorite bed clearing tool: My heavy duty, four tined potato fork! This tool really shines on the beds that have a lot of quackgrass. The fork reaches down far enough to loosen the soil around the plants and drag up the roots to where I can remove the plant; top, roots, runners and all. It's also a great tool to mix in compost as I bring it into the bed.
|A Real Quackgrass Slayer!|
We feel so blessed to have open space in the country where can keep chickens, grow a big garden, and let the lawn go a little bit without cranky neighbors giving us the 'stink eye'. Now if I can just keep on top of it all!