It feels like springtime outside in Chico, and we need to remember that it is still winter, and therefore time to plant bare root fruit & nut trees, and berry canes, among other things. This year we ordered our bare root trees from Peaceful Valley Farm Supply.
Water, or wait for rain? We've been having a dry spell here in Chico. Our last rain is a distant memory and while the soil still holds some of that moisture, we must irrigate certain plantings, like our rows of garlic and onions.
In anticipation of our first real autumn rains, we determined it was time to plant our bare-root onion plants. The bed was prepared with the broadfork to loosen the soil, and a wheel hoe with the cultivator attachment to make a nice, open bed.