21 April 2014

Starting Garden '14

I already wrote a whole post on this and then lost it so I'll keep this one short.  We got an early start, trying to beat the rain.  I had expanded my plot about five feet more lengthwise and had it tilled thoroghly.  I had scaled back from my plans to build a permanent box border around the whole thing and went with a more temporary and modular route and I think it will work just fine.  We set in the border and gave it a nice raking.  It is always nice to have an extra set of hands.

We also started our compost experiment this morning.  Isa took the wagon around and gathered up a load of "browns" (leaves, sticks and dead hosta leaves).  We started with a layer of sticks to help airiation, then we added a layer of browns.  Then we added our "greens" (veggie peelings, egg shells, etc).  We topped it off with a couple shovels full of soil to be the process going and then gave it a nice watering. Hopefully it will take off and we'll have some good compost in a couple months.  Any tips or advice would be more than welcome!  Oh, and I also forgot to add that our compost bin itself is a recycled hand-me-down from the Greenleafs!  Thanks guys!
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4 comments:

  1. Excellent job... A friend of mine always had a compost pile in her backyard and she had the best flowers around. :) You two make a good team.

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  2. One tip: red worms. There, I said it. They're machines for eating & making rich, luscious compost. Sorry they couldn't make the trip to D.M.

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  3. Looks great. Isa needs some gloves, cute ones, but gloves. Gotta give your help the tools they need!

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  4. Not sure who is more excited about the project, Jake or Isa? :)
    Can't wait to get the garden started.

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