So that's what I did this weekend. I weeded the raspberries, the grass had really overtaken the rows. At times it felt like I was clearing sod, which by the way, was very convenient for patching grass holes in other parts of the yard!
After the weeding was finally done, I amended the soil with rabbit manure. It's great! It doesn't need to be composted before applying. It won't burn the plants. And hopefully, I've put a thick enough layer on that it will suppress the weeds!!
|budding raspberry plant with rabbit manure amendment|
All the plants we'll put out after the last frost are now coming up in the soil blocks. The melons and squash are growing so fast I'll have to transplant them soon! Overall germination has gone well. If you look closely at the picture you can see some of the tomato varieties we'll be growing this year.
|Squash plant starts, Waltham Butternut and Vegetable Spaghetti|
|Tomato starts, Brandywine, Lucia, Pineapple etc.|