In thi s week of Hour-A-Day Gardening . . .
It has been tough to get anything done in the garden because of the rain and snow this last week. I was able to wrap up maple syrup season, but this doesn’t count towards hour-a-day totals. We needed the moisture, but it’d be better to have had it earlier in the month, not when I could otherwise be outside working.
As the snow stopped and things dried a little, I did get a few beds prepped. I generally follow no-till methods, but in a few cases, I lightly till the top inch of soil to disrupt weeds and mix in composted manure. I don’t try to churn deep into the organic soil layer. I do then mulch heavily.
In other beds, I just add compost, rake up the beds, and mulch heavily.
I also planted out pea starts. Each start is set into a dibbled hole, mulched up, and watered.
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Here’s the breakdown day by day. This week, I worked 6:30, bringing my total to 26 minutes a day.