This winter we planted over 1000 heirloom garlic plants. We dug them up from an old home site just a few miles from our farm. In the last four weeks we have planted 1800 onions, including 1015 Yellow Texas Supersweet, Contessa Whites and Southern Bell Reds. Also, we have planted 87 pounds of red new potatoes. This last week we planted by seed, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, swiss chard, collards, kale, kohrabi, leeks, lettuces, mustard, parsley, peas, raddish, rutabaga, spinach, turnips, arugula, tatsoi, mizuna, pac choi and spinach.
To improve our soil over the winter months we hauled, wheel barrel by wheel barrel two tons of composted horse manure and hay from the back pasture to our garden area.
We had a friend, Steve Hagle, bring his 1948 Ford8N tractor over to till the manure and hay into the soil.(Thank's, Steve for your help!)