Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Fertile Garden

This was our garden at the farm 25 years ago this spring. We had mulched our potatoes, the strawberry plants between them and the little building were about to produce an abundant crop. The Rhubarb along the fence was about ready for harvest and other crops were coming along. The Asparagus was on the other side of the fence. This was the finest garden we ever had. It had been a place where the previous owner would raise a litter of pigs and the soil was ideal. I would plow it in the fall, rototill it in the spring and then plant the garden. The plot of ground in the background is where we raised our first Certified Trail Blazer Switchgrass seed. It's just unbelievable what can be raised on a small plot of fertile soil.We need more of the worlds 7 billion people raising food on small garden plots. It would also help the growing obesity problem.

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