Monthly Archives: April 2011

More Thoughts on Compost

I have been messing around with compost. Sounds disgusting — but actually, while I discovered no rich crumbly soil at the bottom of the heaps, I did find rotted material that was quite dry. I think it needs to compost … Continue reading

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Cousins

A version of this article appeared last year in the Addison County ¬†Independent. There is still snow under the piles of leaves in the corners of the yard, but the sorrel is up. And not just peeping through the mulch … Continue reading

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Time to plant?

Beginning of April So the talk at church yesterday in all that beautiful sun was “Can I plant something?” “Is it time for peas? Lettuce? Spinach?” ¬†A year ago at this time it took all my will power not to … Continue reading

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First Harvest?

April 2: Finally a saturday with some warmth! Yesterday’s nor’easter did not materialize, so we’re proceeding with mending the raised beds, and the hoopla of putting in our first tunnel. I may also sow a few early seeds: spinach is … Continue reading

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