Sunday, May 6, 2012
Spring this year seems to be a bit out of wack and so we are scrambling to get our heirloom seeds in the ground, everything mulched and get a head of the weeds. Our soil test this spring explained many things that we experienced last year and has also explained the delicious-ness of the vegetables so far this spring. Our depleted soil was screaming for attention so as we have added lime and some trace minerals along with more organic matter so we are experiencing better tasting vegetables with less problems. Though we have grown "organic" vegetables for years the last two years of flooding washed a lot of our efforts to the Gulf of Mexico via the Tennessee river. The slow building of the soil over decades was depleated in two years. So the big push to get the soil into some kind of shape this spring has made some very dramatic differences. Dalton diligently sucker's and ties the early tomatoes to their stakes and his attention seems to be making them flourish!