Friday, May 27, 2011
around the homestead-tobacco planting
Finally got the first round of tobacco in the ground this morning. Second round has a bit more to grow before planting and the third round is still tiny and wont go in until July or so. Since tobacco needs tons of fertilizer anyway I decided to throw another round of corn in between them all. We typically use store bought fertilizer for the tobacco rather than organic but this year we are trying to go all natural and use wood ash and pee. The plants in the pictures look a bit funny as they were dusted in ash as I plant them. We have also gone to only tilling the rows where we are planting rather than the entire garden. Soon as the new weedeating machine comes in the paths will be mowed down. On the ends of each row I put in winter squash and some melons. I am hoping they will all grow outward toward the fence rather than through the tobacco beds. I really need a ski lift put in on the hill to the lower garden, my legs are tuckered out from hiking up and down the hill somewhere near 15 times.
Found a couple rogue potato plants from taters we had down there going on 2 years ago and decided to pull them up . Check these bad boys out !