Saturday, I planted white onion sets, potatoes, and spinach in our organic garden. But before I did so, I harvested the last of the 2010 crop, specifically the onions that I had missed picking last year and that had sprung up this spring. It is always a nice bonus to have fresh onions, which we will dine on today for lunch with grilled venison tenderloin.
Every spring, I silently vow to make the coming garden the best one ever. But every year, something (work schedule, drought, pestilential insects) derails this quest. So I recently contacted friend Paul Hinlicky, who always has a superb garden, for his advice.
glossy, colored stuff used for advertisements and use only the basic newsprint. On top of that I put mulched leaves/compost which will decompose over the summer until it can be tilled into the ground in the fall.
the tomatoes to ripen before the fall, use black plastic which soaks the heat in, which tomatoes and peppers just love. The other thing I love to do is till in horse manure. Best fertilizer in the world."