Dear Cover Crops,
You are awesome.
That sums it up.
Basically a “cover crop” does not only what the name says but it adds organic matter, adds nutrients to the soil, keeps the weeds crowded out and making my gardens very happy!
Happy soil, happy gardener.
Tis the time of year to add that Winter Rye to the big garden.
I decided that I would focus the Winter crops at in the “kitchen” garden and let the big garden rest and enjoy a cover all Winter long.
Rye for Daryl’s beer brewing next Spring/Summer.
Double win win.
Sunday we attempted to hit the pumpkin patch…only to find everyone in Richmond had the same idea.
We opted to skip the 3 hour line for a hayride and hit the garden instead.
Started with some good old fashioned tilling…
and then everyone got in on the rye throwing action…
We are very fancy folks…I suppose we could have used a hand seeder but opted to just use our hands.
Lucas decided this option was HUGE fun…
“I got this! I can do this too!”
“Throw things? I soooo love to throw things!”
Sorry Grandpa…I think you are going to have Rye growing in the most random of places this Winter
“Look Ma no hands!!!”
So so so close to taking those steps…maybe another week?
He was having so much fun though he forgot to be his super cautious baby self!
And yes…he does indeed have one shoe on and the other shoe???? Ya I still haven’t found that other shoe.
That about sums up Sunday with the family…
I love these moments.
I really do.
Simple. Easy. Why can’t every day be like that?