Tuesday, March 20, 2012

It's Spring, and It's Time To Turn Your Dirt!

It's time to start turning your soil and add some compost!  It's a really good idea to test your soil to see where the Ph is, and adjust it as necessary, using lime or gypsum.

Here's a few recommended organic soil fertilizers to add to your soil: blood meal, bone meal, fish and kelp emulsion and rock phosphate...

My garlic is about 8" high and the onion and leek sets will be planted this week.  You can direct seed now, if your soil is warm enough, and then protect the bed from frost with a row cover.  In my area tax day is a good rule of thumb for predicting the last frost!

Here's a few things that do well when you direct seed: spinach, chard, kale, beets, carrots, arugula, lettuce, peas, beans, potatoes, turnips and broccoli...

Bon Appetit!  Chef Hobbes

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