We've been working on putting new beds in. These raised beds are formed by running my Rinaldi Power Harrow behind a BCS 853 walking tractor to loosen the soil. Then, I measure to see where I want my beds and paths. I scoop the dirt from the paths up on to the bed to create the extra height for the raised bed. It allows more topsoil and depth for the plants to grow in, and very clearly marks where paths are.
We've been continuing to harvest twice per week from our first spinach bed, and the lettuces to the right will be ready for an initial harvest this Monday. The spinach bed was very well weeded a few days ago, and the plants were cleaned up, to keep them producing as long as possible. Since we have very few things planted at the moment, it is in our favor to spend extra time making sure we can get the maximum amount of crop out of each bed before tilling it in and planting something new.
Below, in order from right to left are: lettuces, spinach, carrots (did not germinate well, we will till them in and start over), beets, turnips, spinach, spinach, arugula. The 2nd to last bed is a combination of lettuces, green onions and French breakfast radishes. The bed at the very end is being watered to help the weeds germinate, at which point they will be tilled in very shallowly and the bed will be planted with a thick stand of mesclun mix.