Hmm, I thought, this doesn't look like a place a carrot would want to sprout. And with lots more rain in the forecast, it didn't seem like it would be getting better soon. But I was already more than a week behind on the seeding schedule! Luckily, there was one extra bed down by the onion section that didn't look quite as much like a wetland. So that is where the carrots will go.
I went to several inspiring farming workshops in the past month, and at one of them I learned a very simple way to mark beds for planting. You take a basic aluminum landscaping rake like this:
It actually worked fairly well. This is how the carrot bed looked when I was finished:
|As you can see, it's only as good as the operator. But straight lines are overrated, right?|