But upon closer inspection I saw that there were still baby beets underneath the soil and they looked pretty good actually. So I pulled them all and discovered that although they were small, they were perfectly fine. The tops were mush though, so I threw them in my compost barrel and salvaged the fruit. Looks like roasted baby beets for dinner!
Having pulled the remaining beets, it was time to clean up that bed and get it ready for the next planting.
During my last garden maintenance project, I pretty much wiped out my cedar bark mulch piles. I have more mulch piles on the property that I need brought up to the garden area...but that's for another time.
What is left of the existing mulch piles is this fabulous composted cedar bark that is rich, dark and full of organic matter. It's been on the bottom of this compost pile for about two years and it is wonderful! Look at this. If you love dirt like I do, it doesn't get any better than this :)
Anyway, I filled a wheelbarrel full of this mulch and trucked it over to the garden to incorporate it into this bed. But first I capped off the water supply and removed the soaker hose.