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We accomplished so much yesterday! I was amazed at how much work got done. A great big “Thank you” to everyone who helped! Last year, I spread the mulch around the garden largely by myself, and although we didn’t have as much as we had this year, it took me 3-4 workdays to get it all spread. BUt, yesterday, the power of teamwork was on full display, and we got almost the entire garden covered! We also measured, dug and cleared a spot for the water tank; we built the four sides of another cold frame/raised bed; we planted Bull’s Blood beets; we took 10 random soil samples to be mixed together and sent to Guelph for testing; we watered the newly sprouting peas and recently planted cold frames; we starting working on raising our third cold frame; and we started drawing a map of the garden; and I have probably forgotten other things we did! Great work, gardeners!

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Tuesday, we had a great turn out. Thanks to Maria, Amie, Luke, JIm, Katie,
Natalie, Sija, Najat, Abhi, Jen, and Enzo we were able to make two cold frames
functional. We planted spinach, arugula, radishes, and peas. We also cleaned
the herb bed, and prepared two more plots for planting on Saturday.

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We soaked the peas for a few hours before planting them.


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We are going to meet at the garden at about 5pm today to do the first direct planting of the year. Peas are a great spring crop as they can be planted as soon as the ground can be worked and they double as a green manure, returning nitrogen to the soil as they grow. They will be ready to harvest in about two months, leaving plenty of time to grow a second crop in the pea plots.

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