On Thursday Nov 17, Lance did a sort of inventory of what was recently transplanted or planted in the new beds K4-K7. About 1965 onions from the large Lockhart purchase were counted, about 1196 yellow and 769 red.
Bruce spread 27 cubic feet of the Home Depot steer manure compost on the K5 bed (300 sf) and used a Mantis tiller (thanks Paula for lending your tiller to the Garden!) to mix the compost and/or manure into the soil on beds K5, K6 and K7 (975 sf). Seedlings were also watered. This work took 3 hours (from 2:00 to 5:00 PM).
Saturday Lance and Bruce worked on the Western 4 K-beds and the lasagna mulch area to the West of the K-beds. For this description, I will number the existing beds K1 through K7 (East to West) knowing that this convention hasn’t been nailed down yet.
The remaining half of bed K4 was leveled and three 5-gallon buckets for rock removed.
Additional rock was removed from the surface of bed K5 (Lance: # of 2-gallon buckets?).
6 wheel barrows of chip mulch were spread on the aisle between K6 and K7 bringing the level up to about 3 inches below the bed surfaces along the Southern 20 feet of aisle.
Piles of previously placed Republic Recyclery mulch (RRM) were spread to cover the entire 5-foot wide K7 bed in about 4 to 5 inches of mulch.
Piles of previously placed RRM were spread to cover the Southern quarter of the 4-foot wide K6 bed in about 3 inches of mulch.
Grass clippings and predominantly leafy mulch (form North or South Pile) was spread in lasagna mulch fashion over the area to the West of K7.