Wednesday, April 4, 2012
The Backyard Veggie Garden is Underway!
I've planted mesclun, herbs, tomatoes, beans and peas in bags of really nice top soil according to Barbara Pleasant's new book. Then I surrounded the space with a 24 inch rabbit proof fence. This seemed like the most effective and humane solution to the rascally rabbit problem. The Rock Star kindly put down weed barrier and spread the $500 mulch left by the tree removal crew into nice little paths. Down the center I plan to put a double row of bags with summer squash and maybe a watermelon or two. I'm very excited to see how this works. The soil in my yard is mostly hard clay. I'm hoping that with the help of the good bagged soil, some earthworms and added compost in the fall I can till all this under next spring and have the perfect garden spot for future veggies. That's the plan anyway. Do you grow herbs or vegetables? Have you any advice? I'd love to hear from you!