Crop Circle

Crop Circle nearly ready for planting

Submitted by jimwcoleman
Crop Circle

It took more than nine back-breaking hours of weeding, but the crop circle is now nearly ready for planting! All I need to do is add another yard-and-a-half of composted chicken manure and rototill it in. You can clearly see that I’ve already started planting in the center area – had some plants that just couldn’t wait. I’m hoping that I can amend the soil tomorrow, till it, and start planting. We had an 80-degree day here today which, for the Pacific Northwest, is almost hotter than hell. But the garden is loving it! I won’t comment on my sunburns.

The 2013 Crop Circle Garden

Submitted by jimwcoleman
Crop Circle

Most readers of this blog known that the “Crop Circle” garden sits in a 28-foot circle in the middle of a circular driveway we put in back in 2007. Of all the gardens on our property, it is my favorite. This year, it is filled with Roma tomatoes, tomatillos, hot peppers (several varieties), sunflowers, lemon cucumbers, and more. This is how it looks as of this morning! Lots of back-breaking work, but oh, so worth it! Come visit and see it for yourself!

The Crop Circle garden

Submitted by jimwcoleman
Crop Circle garden

It’s no secret that my favorite garden is the “Crop Circle” garden that I built in the middle of a circular driveway. This is a 28-foot circle and is filled with tomatillos, Roma tomatoes, Thai peppers, lemon cucumber, cherry tomatoes and sunflowers! Beautiful garden and a raised bed, to boot! Click on the photo for a full-resolution view. :)

Soaker hoses in the corn rows

Submitted by jimwcoleman
Soaker hoses laid out

Here are the corn rows in the crop circle garden ... today I laid out the soaker hoses along each row. There also will be Jalapeno, Anaheim and Hatch red chiles in this garden, as well as Butternut Squash. The corn has been in the ground six days now, so I suspect I'll see some of the stronger ones peeking up any day!

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