The land in Canton is a hayfield, and has been for some time. So to go from sod to garlic bed we decided to double-dig. Which means you dig, well, twice. First you shovel off a layer of the sod--about 6 inches deep. Then, underneath where you just sliced that off, you dig into the sub-soil another foot or so. The layer of sod gets flipped upside down into the trench, and then buried with more soil, as you move down the line. Two people got 150 square feet of garlic bed dug in about three hours. In light rain.
10/22/2011 03:35:38 am
Wow! That looks like amazingly hard work. I admire so much what you've achieved - it's so beautiful! I hope to get out to see this glorious place one of these days very soon. Keep up the blog!
11/1/2022 03:17:39 pm
I really enjoyed your blog post
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