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A few days ago a project group from Uppsala University came out to take part of some spring activities in the garden. 


In spite of the less than conducive weather, we got a lot done, like getting the pumpkin patch ready – harvesting some winter survivors, weeding, spreading compost and tilling. 



We also started a new compost pile in the empty space. 

In the other crop circles we planted potatoes and made raised beds into which we put in leeks and onions and carrot seeds.

A little bit of everything. 

The compost is out on 3 of the 4 crop circles. 


One more pile for the pumpkin patch can go out later in may. 


Then there are 4 piles left to ferment for another year. And now a new one is started. I’ll make 4 during this season – 1 for each of the crop circles 2 years from now. 

Spring planting and sowing is done. All the crop circles are filled to the wedge edges. And it is raining (so no market today).




Out to the edges


I’m trying some pumpkins in the green house construction site this year.  


Even the hedges and trees and bushes are getting a weeding. 



Now summer is here! (in my terms). There are a few plants left to find places, mulching and weeding to do. And I’ve planted 2 new flats of lettuces and herbs to plant out for later for a later harvest. 

 

10 mm of timely rain extends my watering effort from a few days ago. 

I’m now spreading compost on the vegetable growing crop circles. 

  
  

 Garden and kitchen refuse, manure, dirt, leaves etc. undergo a two year fermentation. It is now ready. 

   

Next summers garlic is in the ground now.  

The students put this in a week ago.   
It’s been wet and mucky, but the herb circle has it’s garlic now too. 

  

It’s impossible to make raised beds in this mucky clay this time of year, but we have to have a lot of garlic, so I do what I can just to get them in. 

The next crop circle is almost ready for winter.  

Autumn work is going fast this year. Digging is easy. It’s dry (the watertable is low for this time of year).

I take plenty of rest while digging.  

Next year the rest shelter should be done. 

We got about 50 mm of rain the last 24 hours. 

   
  

       

The clay soil holds water very well, and was already very saturated. Everywhere is really soggy. The drainage is not fast/good enough. The ditches around the crop circles are full, the pool in the middle is filling up, and it’s still raining. 

The third crop circle is tilled, bedded, sown and planted, except for a couple of beds saved for later lettuce. 

 

The fourth and last one is almost done too (it’s larger). I may be finished with this stage of the gardening by midsommar (solstice) this year. 

The third crop circle is harvested, cleaned out, dug, turned over and leaved.

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There is one more crop circle that needs some digging, tarps to go up and leaves to rake before everything freezes.

We are expecting more warm weather for the next 10 days, so I shouldn’t have any trouble getting the garden fully winterized, plus a little extra.