Saturday, April 21, 2012

Tilling the Pumpkin Patch isn't My Favorite Thing

Today I tilled the planting area in the pumpkin patch.  I'll till the rest of the patch in about a month so I can let the cover crop grow a little more, keep down the weeds and keep the ground from getting compacted.  I amended the soil with compost, magnesium and a touch of blood meal.  In just over two weeks I'll be putting the plants in the ground.  Later this week I'll cover the planting area with some clear plastic to help warm up the soil a little, but right now the forecast is for 80s in Denver next week so it won't be too much trouble to get the soil warmed up to where I want it to be this Spring.



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