The perfect Spring day saw a great roll up, and we made a big dent in the jobs list. Since the last working bee, the slashed cover crop has been turned in, and the first of our main crop beds have been formed by Fraser with his special bed former.
Stuart Scobie gave a short intro on the main tasks, including:
- planting out seedling butternut pumpkins into our newly formed beds
- compost making
- mulching the orchard
- hanging the entrance gates and tying off the fence.
- constructing the framing for our tool shed
- general weeding and clearing up
The pumpkin seedlings have been germinated in pots to get an early start. There will be additional plantings of different varieties during the next few weeks. As we have access to mains water only, we must taylor our crop to the available water. The remainder of the broadscale area will be planted out to lucerne which will be cut as a green manure for compost and mulch.