The whole farm will be covered in wild flowers naturally. They rarest flower I saw there bloomed for only a few days in the woody area. My goal is to propagate the State Flower as well as the already existing sea of wild flowers here. Really I can't do the sea service you have to see it late spring and I didnt have a camera at the time because I lost it. The whole place is covered in bees and flowers its like the neatest thing.
It would be nice for there to be a lot less grass and a lot more plant diversity because really the grass there is out of control. During the summer I mowed the majority of the grass and left it looking like a wild life conservation area. Where ever there were some milkweeds or violets or something other than grass I would carv out a patch.
now what do I do?
Always open for suggestion. And I mean I am only just a beginner gardener but I learn as I go. Anyone can make a suggestion. My dear friend Donald Hegreberg and his wife taught me just about everything I need to know about bee keeping and even toured my friends on occasion. Its not the hardest thing in the world. A bit on the expensive side if you are selling large quantities for equipment but if its for personal use every person in the US should have bees for gods sake. well maybe not every one but a bigger chunk at least.
So the area where the lillies are are submerged in an annual flooding . Down the river is a large marsh.
Now I took there 2 pictures today so I could really get your feedback on what to do with this space. It gets a lot of shade and right now its flowing water underneath the grass due to a drainage ditch. If you stepped in that grass your feet would sink into mud. Could I grow rice in there? Just curious.
the rest of the farm is mainly full sun. I'm not certain what was grown here but there are drainage ditches carved into the field and an out dated irrigation system of some olden times. Once apon a time there was a well and water purification equip. I plan on really going crazy with salvia sunflowers and all the plants for pizza making basically this:
Beets 60 - 65Ã‚Â°F, pH 6.2 - 6.8, 55 - 70 days, sow 1/2", row 12-18", full sun
Strawberries pH 5.8 - 6.2, sow -1/4", row 18", full sun
Raspberries pH of 5.6 - 6.2, row 18'', full sun - partial shade.
Mint 70 ...°F, pH 6.5, row 12 - 18'', full sun - partial shade
Sage pH 4.2 - 8.3, sow 1/4", row 12"
Basil Hot, pH 5.5-7.0, sow 1/4", row 12-18", full sun
Morning glory Hot, pH 6.5 - 7, sow 1/2'', row 8 '', full sun
Sun flower Partial sun
Rosemary 65Ã‚Â°F, pH 4.5-8.7, row 12-15, full-indirect sun
Cucumber 65 - 75Ã‚Â°F, pH 5.5-7, sow 1/2 - 1"
Moss Cool, pH 5 - 6.5, shade
Milkweed 75˚F, pH 5 - 6, sow 1/4'', row 6 - 24", full sun
Cat's Tail sow 0
Catnip pH 6.1- 7.8, row 15-18, full sun Wink
Tomato 70 - 80Ã‚Â°F, pH 6 - 7, row 12 - 18'', full sun
Onion 55-75Ã‚Â°F, pH 6 - 7.5, sow 1/2", full sun
Garlic Cool, pH 4.5 - 8.3, sow 1 - 2", row 4 - 6", full sun
Green Pepper row 18-24''
Jalapeno row 12-15''
Cyan Pepper row 12-15''
Clover sow 1/4'', row 0 full sun
Broccoli 50 - 70FÃ‚Â°, pH 6 - 7, row 18", full - indirect sun
Carrots 60 - 70FÃ‚Â°, pH 6 - 6.8, full sun
'' = inches
' = feet
..looks like a potting bench to me, Sage.
Looks like 200 lbs to me.