It was a stunningly beautiful weekend so, of course, I did venture forth into the garden to do some gardening. I decided to pace myself and do just a few of the many tasks on my to-do list this weekend. First up, I planted the potatoes. I decided that this year I would keep my potato crop a bit smaller and mostly use them for fresh eating. As such, I only planted two variety, La Ratte and Yukon Gold. Both are tasty and versatile, working well in potato soups and salads.
Secondly, I decided to prune the raspberry beds. The raspberries were already producing a lot of new growth. I needed to remove the old shoots that would not produce this year and cut back those that will fruit this year. Tom at Tall Clover Farm has a great raspberry pruning tutorial if you need pruning 101 basics. The goats were really happy I took on this task today because they love raspberry leaves as much as blackberries.
And here’s the after shot. It was actually quite a bit of work to get these two beds under control, but I’m glad it’s done.
For those of you not entirely sick of hearing about our solar panel installation, just a quick FYI that I’ve added a solar log page to the site. You can find it under the big header picture at the top of the page.
I hope you enjoyed the sunny weekend as much as I did.