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Sunday, March 08, 2009

A warm sunny day AND (which we forgot!) daylight savings time begins!
So after sleeping in later than we thought, we spent the day out in the yard.
I still have my kitchen garden dream....illustrated here in a moleskine watercolor sketch.[click on the pictures to enlarge].. In planning our garden bed, we followed the "Lasagna garden" idea as best we could.



Deciding to put some muscle behind the dream, I laid out a 5'X8' rectangle with rocks and bricks. I chose an area which gets morning sun and hopefully a lot more.
The first layer was newspaper, followed by water, peat moss, more water, leaves, water, compost, water, peat moss, water, soil, water, mulch. Sometimes, I sat and supervised, Steve took direction pretty well, LOL!
It is now covered with plastic until we are ready to plant. [of course, that will have to be researched and negotiated too!] Whatever we do end up harvesting, we know we have had a good day preparing and making ready!





10 comments:

Pieceful Afternoon said...

Lovely post - we spent the day running from snow. We headed out to get some honey - in the sunshine - cold, but not snowing yet. Got within 3 miles of the honey place and it was snowing so hard we couldn't see beyond the front of the car - the roads were slick and scary - so we turned around - back into the sunshine - and now it lookslike the snow might be closing in on us at home. Oh how I want spring.

gemma said...

This will be wonderful. Tomatoes definately, eggplant, onions,herbs, basil for sure,
should make a fabulous garden you can eat out of all summer.
YUM!

Janet said...

I'll be watching the progress on this! That should be a nice sized garden patch for you and I'm sure you'll enjoy the veggies this summer.

linda said...

makes me wish we had gotten a little something done in the yard! this looks great!

Rowan said...

Lucky you having warm sunshine:) You've worked hard on your lasagne bed, hope it grows lots of good things for you.

Julie said...

Wow, you guys worked really hard. I bet you have a warm glow of accomplishment over this.

I can't wait to follow the progress of your lasagna garden.

Lavender Dreamer said...

Don't you look cute in your hat! I know you will enjoy your garden this Spring and summer!

Anonymous said...

I am so impressed! Keep us posted!

mermaid musings said...

i have been reading your blog but i have been a little lazy commenting, i think you look awesome with that hat you have a nice glow, too

She'sSewPretty said...

Thanks for visiting my blog today. I've been reading through your archives. You have a great blog! I'm thinking about making a raised garden. I have the perfect spot. The idea of a newspaper layer on the bottom is new to me. Does it help prevent weeds from coming through or is there another reason for it? We have really bad soil (hard pan) and i can use all of the hints I find!

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