The field in late April

The soil has dried out nicely after all the snow.

Finally with snow melted (mostly), we can begin to work the beds. The beds will be mostly left alone as the

daylilies begin to put up their shoots. We don't clean up much of the foliage, but just work a lot of it into the soil when we get into the beds

to dig and rototill.


The first rototill of the garden reveals some good rich soil, from years of adding compost. We frequently

use plastic as a mulch as it helps save time with weeds and weeding.