|Bed prep for buckwheat. 7.21.15|
The borage has dried out and was done blooming. I wanted to collect seeds, but not up to it. It pulled out very easy, leaving an almost weed-free bed. Quite a bit of water was needed to soften the soil, then worked it shallowly, smoothed with garden rake, spread buckwheat seeds, smoothed a little more, and watered.
|Original book source: Prof. Dr. Otto Wilhelm Thomé Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz 1885, Gera, Germany. Image via commons.wikipedia.org|
The seed package was very large - 5 pounds. Plan: pull the weeds out of the 3 raised beds I lost to weeds, and plant buckwheat. The area planted here is about the same as 1 1/2 raised bed. Ditto for the garlic bed, once the garlic is harvested. Ambition and energy, those are the limitations.