Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Supposedly this is an old Irish technique for converting turf into garden. Next year the grass will be decomposed and the whole thing will be loosened up and easier to turn in.
This is what it looks like.
Four rows down the long way. I did the plot next to the clubhouse like this and it's easy to dig there now. This will be even easier next year.
And the end result.
Now I need to get the potatos starting to sprout and cut the eyes for planting. I have 20 lbs to plant, up from 2.5 last year!
This is outside my fence and closer to the woods. A deer run goes through here. I'm hoping they won't be that interested in potato plants. I do have some wire fencing I can put around later if I need to.
Next year, I'll need to rotate another crop in here. I'll surely need a fence because anything else will probably attract critters. I might just plant a cover crop for 2 years. I have room back here for 2 more potato plots of the same size.