Was less work than expected.
Cane planting and planted 2023-04-21
Not burying it as deep this year, though.
Only need four inches of dirt to keep it from freezing, not two feet to shovel off. Continue reading
Dug out of its winter cocoon, with tractor blade and hoe.
Then planted by hand in rows made by the planter,
later covered with dirt by tractor cultivator.
Later this year: more cane syrup.
Dug up and planted
That’s less than half of the sugar cane on the bed when Gretchen wondered,
“What was I thinking?”
Bed, covers, bedded.
Nervous Nellie thought it was great fun, running up and down the cane bed as I was digging it.
The other dogs got bored and went home.
Gretchen cut almost all of the cane with her machete.
(She didn’t approve of my axe.) Continue reading
A bean plant springing up in the gully of its row: