this fall we had great weather so i was able to get some some stuff done that normally comes a bit late... one chore was prepping the raised beds for next spring...
but first - my last bass (about a month ago) - nothing til spring sweet sandy!
I caught it at high tide in the evening...
it was about 10-12 lbs - NICE!! tasted real good too!
on to prepping the garden beds - i was able to get some grass clippings in the raised beds for spring - this is our onion bed - we planted fall onions in it..
but there is only so much grass - time to bring out the chipper...
here is some alders and pine branches i had dry in the yard for a while...
they make some nice chips...
here is a bed - i channeled out one side - note the landscape fabric..
here are my chips...
here is some peat moss
i draped landscape fabric over the side to prevent weeds when the beds are eventually surrounded by rocks... chips in
then peat moss - mix it all in and the clay soil will be far less packed - this is our garlic bed,,,
planted with fall garlic - hurrah!
here is a shot of where our river enters the ocean - i was getting mussels fo rkymber..
i did want some finer mulch, but all around the house was stuff like this...full of seeds, no good
between here and fourchu there are these tall weeds with big leaves - there were all done for the year and the flowers were gone so i went and got some on a dry day...
here is the carrot bed
here it is with fine mulch added ..
i tossed some fine mulch on as an extra
in any bed i use a fork to mix it all in really well
and the end result is a bed with a lot more aeration - plus this stuff will slowly decompose over the years - i think we will have great yields next year - all in all i fixed up 6 raised beds that are 4 feet x 12 feet and one smaller bed - this and the comfrey tea should be perfect next year- plus the beds are ready to be planted - in the spring i will cover them to keep weeds down until we need them..
i got skunked the last time i fished - it was a nice morning - i got this cool shot of the sand cliffs!
hope you are all ready for winter - cheers!