Tuesday April 29th 2014 Tim
Three inches of rain on empty soil will cause
stones to float, it will cause weed seeds to germinate and very much
worse, it will compact the soil, because soil that's been shoveled
around for a month or so, is pretty much rootless, so it just sort of
sits there asking its own set of questions, the most trying of
which is "What Now?"
it is very nice to have had three inches of rain, it does
mean a gardener can no longer stare lovingly at his tilth
and instead has to reappraise the meaning of his own life.
And very likely during this reappraisal he will reconsider
his attitude toward 'cover crops.' And one of the
things about 'cover crops' is the long term planning they