I've been out in the yard all morning working on my garden. I've never tried vegetable gardening before although I've thought of it many times. I'm excited to give it a whirl. So lofty are my hopes that I've even started a gardening tab so I can keep tabs on my progress.
Thanks to my friend Julie's suggestion, I've been reading up on square foot gardening. It seemed like the perfect solution for our backyard. Let me share where I'm at as of right now (plopped down in the chair taking a breather would be the most accurate answer - heh)
Since Pa built the frame for my garden on Monday - I've been antsy to get out there and start it right. I haven't had a spare second all week - and really don't have one today either - but it was a good procrastination filler.
I emptied the box completely, raking out the grass clumps and pitching them - and I nailed some 2x4's where the dirt was leaking out (the ground was more uneven than we realized)
That step done, I then began mixing my soil with the compost we've been creating since last fall. Boy - does that stuff smell. Once I had a good mix, I dumped it all back into the box
Now to get some things planted, I've got 16 spots to fill! Farmers Market - here I come!!
(And any suggestions are very welcome - I'm completely a newbie at this) (And I will be planting some Marigolds to keep the critters away)