Hope it rains tonight.
We finished hauling about nine or ten tons of stable litter tonight — horse manure and sawdust bedding, rotted black — and we feel a little more sanguine about this year’s garden, but we do need the rain. Three-tenths of an acre of potatoes, give or take a little, are in the ground under a light mulch of rotted hay; when the tops appear, we’ll mulch again, more heavily. Two-tenths are in field peas, for green manure, which will be tilled under and planted to field corn in late May/ early June. All the spring vegs are in the kitchen garden, coming up nicely, but, like everything else, they need the rain.
Did we mention we are hoping for rain?