Roberto has been busy on his new tractor ever since it stopped raining in late February. These beds will be planted with lavender in the next two weeks. Last year these were our strawberry beds. Over the winter the chickens eat the plants and scratched through the straw between the rows. The field should be very fertile. He has been cultivating every week to remove any weed growth. It is much better to let the beds sit for a while and remove the worst of the perennial weeds with cultivation. Next we will insert the drip lines into the beds and then plant.