With the weeds gone, the garlic has really stretched out the past few days with the rain and sun in alternating fashion. Next week we are going to have a couple quad axle trucks drop off 80 cubic yards of dairy compost from another local business, Cowsmo Compost of Waumandee. We're thinking that a solid 2" layer of compost around the plants on the beds will suppress the majority of weeds in May and June. We are hoping on preventing another 200+ hours of weeding later this spring and be able to have a bit more family time before harvest. If the compost idea works, we're thinking about changing to a 3 rows/bed planting scheme for next year and compost immediately after planting.
Thanks to are friends and family that have helped weed in the "garlic patch" this past week. We appreciate it!