Lemon Juice From Lemons – After the lake disappears, the Sanford couple produce an amazing garden

The soil in Lake Sanford Basin does not look like it was leaked from a miracle bag.

The soil of Lake Sanford is a mixture of sand, small pebbles, guns, other objects, and the debris of Zebra mushroom. Much remains to be done. It is rough, irritable and looks bad – and has no smell.

But like the great Garden of Eden, it is always fruitful!

Instead of weeping over the lost lake, a Sanford couple are using good soil. The couple have been living in the lake since 1976. The front and back are beautiful landscapes: The gardens, especially along the lakes, are full of age-old and beautiful, well-preserved shrubs. Last week, the flowers of the host were declining and the purple pillars of the liturgy turned a blind eye.

The owner’s garden needs – and energy – are not here. Instead, the focus is on the lake bed and make it beautiful.

Uncertain about what was on the lake beds and what was not allowed, the couple agreed to appear in the Midland Daily News under unbelievable conditions to avoid and / or to stop and avoid orders.

Their lake gardens begin at a distance of 100 feet from the coast and beyond the fall. The trek from the coast to the garden is tricky because of altitude changes, hidden and easily seen obstacles, and inconsistent soil strength. He took the help of a friend and a stick to bring this reporter to the garden safely.

“Happy New Year, All”

When dams exploded and Lake Sanford’s waters receded within hours. On May 19, 2020, in the midst of a global epidemic. Elsewhere. Captain.

After the lake was dry enough, the husband saw an opportunity. By the end of 2020, it was a month after the water was cut off. He was not a gardener at the time, so he may not have noticed that the end of June was a good time to plant.

But he did just that. He said that in a few weeks, the seeds germinated and the growth was fast and steady. Like Jack and Bensk, he came to life in the city of Jerome during the summer after the floods. Fresh and burning hot peppers, garlic, tomatoes, beans, pumpkins, zucchini, and similar crops quickly abolished wild growth and moved some bushes to bean beans and flagpoles.

This year he is determined to do better than ever. He again, with the help of a “brush pig” and other tools, broke the glorious soil to fight the country’s growth and use energy saver. Last year, he planted a seedbed around the plantations, and he had to mow it again and again.

Some dead tree trunks cut back to the height of the chest to support tomatoes and other fruit-growing plants.

Most deer are surrounded by hundreds of marigolds, knowing that deer and other crickets are infested with marigold scents and flowers. When deer or other critics disturbed the gardens, he said he had no problem.

After two years, the rough soil was hard to dig into a truck or other common ground, so it was perfect for planting. It uses magnification and power drilling to create a suitable hole for the species.

They all told him that he had eight different gardens that could be identified by the plants that were planted there. The most memorable is the dead tree trunk, which serves as a 20-foot-tall support for the poles, and the shrub beans and tomatoes grow in awe below.

And how big is this garden? Good question, but maybe 2,000 square feet in total. And that’s an estimate. For most of the day he was weeding in the garden, crowded with plant support, mowing the lawn and now harvesting for several weeks.

Tomatoes of all kinds and varieties, eight varieties of pepper, many varieties of garlic, string and wild berries, dill, carrots, many types of onions – basically, a complete farmer’s market. And they all grew from seed – not transplants.

There is a 10-foot-wide road from the garden to the Titabawase River, 1,800 feet away and hidden from view by a high willow and another brush growing on the lake floor. When he has time to explore the river, he catches a kayak.

He is not a major gardener and easily accepts the sources – on the Internet and in the environment, Cohoon Elevator Tom Cohen. He advised Coho on what to grow, compatibility with other plants, pest control, techniques and more.

“Tom seems to know everything about plants,” says our Sanford gardener.

Not only for its fertile “soil” but also for its proximity to groundwater – it is generally quick to give credit in two or three feet. So, in some ways, he is cultivating vegetables with the “soil” used to keep the plants upright when their roots need them, and when they get a constant source of water.

Improvements continue. He pumped water near the house to fetch water. The garden is probably less than 15 feet[15 m]below the ground, and the droplet is strong enough to drive the pickpocket. And find out: Solar-powered garden lights blow from the center of the main garden on the way to the river. At night, he and his neighbors enjoy the dim light under their house.

The season is busy for the next month or two and plans for next year. What will happen? It will tremble, but it will increase

“The last two years in the gardens have been great on Lake Sanford,” he said.

Edward Hutson is a garden columnist for Midland Daily News.

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