Saturday, April 2, 2011

Start of the Veggie Patch

Sunshine poured into the garden this afternoon signaling time to prep the vegetable patch.  This past season we did not overwinter with a cover crop, resulting in the weedy cover in the photo.  After an hour of hoe and rake work, one third of the bed has been recovered and is ready to be sown.

Our beds will include:

A section under the apple trees will be replaced with strawberries.  We are working on the layout this week and will post when complete.

To hold down the grass around the edges we have started placing cardboard, a handy recycling method for boxes from Amazon. The best cover were burlap bags from coffee grounds and thick chips for free. Both are harder to come by, so we are starting with what we have.  As a boarder, I am recycling our old patio boards.

The daffodils are blooming as are the hyacinths.

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