Preparing our soil for summer crops - spring 2020
Ready ... set ... plant!
Soil preparation for Salty River Farm summer crops has been under-way (or under-cover) for a while now. To prepare for the summer crops, we cover winter crops until the old winter plants have died off. Then, our larger in-ground beds get a shallow surface harrow, but our no-dig beds get planted straight into.
The soil is full of worms and is lovely and moist from being covered.
We have hundreds of baby pumpkin, squash, zucchini, scallopini, cucumber, melon and tomato plants that we'll be planting out over the month of October.
It's a massive job, but we love the promise of all that summer produce to come.