Scheduled projects taken from Anna Hess' Weekend Homesteader
Since not a whole lot of growing can be done during these colder, brown months, the first project for the month of November was to assess your garden and plan for the upcoming season's garden rotation. I recalled this term from high school agriculture discussions as a way to prevent the nutrient depletion of the soil. A very fuzzy memory regarding damage done by years of growing cotton crops here in the south... the Irish Potato Famine... but those brief conversations were about as far as my knowledge went. The Weekend Homesteader presents the topic as a method of staving off disease and insect infestation by rotating plants and plant families. This project is a mental one - taking the time to compare your previous garden, and redesign your area to keep from exposing your new vegetation to conditions that might stunt or kill them.
|One of the bed structures I am considering|