Our garden is well underway and is going pretty well. We're beginning to prepare for a summer garden and are harvesting our spring crops such as peas, lettuce, spinach, kale, and our garlic is just about ready to be harvested. In fact we put together a salad with the lettuce and peas. On top we used fried cheese curds as croutons. Let us know if you would like the recipe.
We wanted to touch on what we're doing to transition from spring to summer for the garden. So here we go.
What we will be planting now consists of tomatoes, corn, green beans, pumpkins, peppers, and squash. If you have been growing veggies and are planning on planting summer crops as well listen up. Your spring plants have used up a lot of the same nutrients your summer plants will be using so it's necessary to replenish the soil with compost or other natural fertilizers. You may choose your own methods of fertilizers but compost is a good way to recycle things you would have just thrown out anyway such as coffee grounds, which helps the acid levels in the soil. You could also checkout local farms for manure. Most garden supplies stores carry natural and/or organic fertilizers as well if you wanted to go with that option. Try to put just what you need of the fertilizers in order to reduce nitrogen build up and run off.
If you are interested in learning about putting together your own compost pile let us know and we will make a post in the future regarding how to make one and what is good to put into it.
Keep an eye out for our upcoming posts.
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