While the winter rye rests in the field…

I’ve been tilling in some partially-composted horse manure to start reviving the dirt in the greenhouse.  There’s never been anything planted in the ground in there, so I’m working with some rocky, compacted surfaces.  The good news is that Doug told me that the garage foundation (next to the greenhouse) used to be for a slaughterhouse – maybe there’s some old blood and bone waiting, unused in the soil?

Thanks to my friends and fellow young farmers at Hearty Roots Community Farm for the used row cover – I’m using it on top of the sections composting horse manure to help retain another layer of heat inside the greenhouse.  I’ve got a lot of room to work with – the greenhouse is 2,000 square feet – more than enough room to start all of my seedlings and plant lots of hot crops like summer squash and tomatoes this summer.  With more daylight each day, I may try seeding some beds of winter greens…

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