Vegetable garden planning
Big plans this weekend. We are building our raised beds this weekend. It is very exciting. I wish the weather were warmer. Thursday it was 70 out. Today, the high is mid 50s only. At least there is no rain in the forecast. It is our 5th year anniversary today. The traditional gift for 5 years is something made of wood. So, what fits the bill more than a raised bed? haha. That is our anniversary present to each other. Last year we used plastic fencing around our garden. BAD IDEA. The rabbits just chewed through it. This year we are going to use chicken wire, planted a few inches and curved outward. Let’s see those pesky rabbits get through that! ha. I’m ready to get my beds done and get some veggies out. Peas, onions, lettuce, radishes, carrots! Yay for spring! This will be our first year planting potatoes. Has anyone had success with the straw method? (pushing the eyes into the soil, then covering with straw so the potatoes grow above the ground). I read this method somewhere and I think it would work nice for my garden. Our soil is kinda clay, it gets clumpy and rocky too. I will work my beds double depth, but with potatoes I was worried about getting the soil worked deep enough for them to thrive. We got a tumbling compost bin earlier this year. The compost isn’t ready yet. That’s a bummer. It’ll be a nice supplement later in the year though. I am excited to use it. Let’s hope for more rain this summer. We had about a full month and a half without rain last July/August. It was definitely a bummer for the garden. Spring is exciting. I’m glad to have this website/forum to share my enthusiasm. Even if I am a pretty bad gardener. Maybe my thumb will start to turn green…. with a little help from my friends on this website!
- 19 Mar, 2011
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