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Swash Manor

Built in 1926

Garden at Swash Manor

Garden at Swash Manor

I know its cold, but the sun was so warm Sunday i was able to get out in the garden and do some much needed prep work, i repaired some of the wood on the raised beds, replaced bad wood with cedar wood.  an area by the fence has taken me 2 years to get under control, its ready to be transformed into some new raised beds, i added the wood frames, now ill empty two of the compost bins into this area. i think i want to elevate my drip irrigation system off the ground, i started this project but i need more support system to attach it to.swashchickensgp15 (4)

This is the time of the year i invite the Back Yard chickens into the garden, i protect the wildflower bed, the asparagus beds, and the herb garden, so they can not get into those areas, and i try to make the walkways cluttered so they are encouraged to scratch only in the raised beds, they eat those swashchickensgp15 (3)nasty grubs, and hopefully squash worm borers, i don’t think they hurt the earthworms because they are deeper this time of the year, they also till and fertilize all at the same time.

 

 

 

2015 garden plan

2015 garden plan

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