Season 2 Episode 3: Taking Back Control
"Dirty Homecoming©" - Written, performed, and recorded by Mattie J. Bamman
In Episode 3 of the Ravenous Farmer Project, we double the size of the garden on our Midcoast Maine homestead with the goal of growing enough fruits and vegetables to last us year-round.
We add a 24-foot asparagus bed that should give us lots of asparagus for the next 15-20 years. In the process, I learn what a mistake it would have been to try to start a garden on our land by digging instead of building beds using the lasagna gardening method.
The episode also provides instruction for how to direct sow seeds into new lasagna garden beds, even if the organic materials haven't broken down into dirt, yet.
Finally, we assess whether our tomato seedlings will survive in our unheated greenhouse after several late frosts.