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Another crop circle (this years pumpkin patch) has gotten a thorough weeding and cultivation.

There’s nothing like clean dirt! Now just one to go.

A few frosty days, a tiny bit of snow, a little more digging and I’m done with the forth crop circle (leaving some hardy vegetables).

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Now I can rest for the winter, but if this warm winter weather keeps up, can always dig more, like dig post holes for the ‘Sunset Pavilion’ at crop circle 3.

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Along with the microweeding comes the microcultivation.

When I get enough weeds out, I break up the surface of the ground between the plants with a small hand tool. This will disturb the tiny weeds and weed roots that are left and stimulate the crop roots. I can also push soil up around the bottom of the plants to help support them from the seemingly constant wind we have.

As I’ve said before, we have clay soil which tends to cake up after rain and harden and crack during a dry spell. Cultivating is very important for maintaining tilth and helping preserve the soil moisture.