There was a baseball pitcher’s mound in the middle of my new garden space. When my husband cut back the 30-something trees in our tiny backyard he found a strange mound in the middle of the yard. Dug down and it was pure sand and on the other side of the yard a baseball home plate was found underneath a giant rotted deck. After being distributed around, the sand was tilled in along with the composted rabbit manure.
I think the bush bean bed germinated poorly because of planting too deep. The soil around here tends to very heavy clay and it’s better to plant the beans only ½ inch to ¼ inch deep depending how big the seeds are. It’s just impossible for the beans to drag their big fat cotyledon first leaves through the sticky mucky soil, and if they’re underground to long they end up rotting when there’s lots of rain. The soil was deceptively crumbly in the middle of the garden because of all that sand and I planted the bean seed deeper than normal since the soil was so easy to work. I’ve decided the Brussels sprouts will take up residence in the bush green bean bed since it’s so sparsely populated anyways. At least the pole beans are up and running!
I have 7 artichoke plants I grew this year! I am very excited about those! I have never grown artichokes before. Our asparagus has made good this year. You will love all that asparagus once yours starts making. I must admit I didn't even know you could grow it from seed to recently! :O). Sounds like over all your garden is doing very well.
I've never grown artichokes before either, hopefully they'll live for quite a few years. Asparagus can take forever to germinate from seed, there were a couple that took 2 months to germinate!
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