A warm Sunday in March, we make a fresh start in the garden...
My art journal from a few days ago. Today the weather was perfect and we were both home from work so we got busy! I started by planting a few herb seeds in potting soil in egg cartons.
Then out the back door to see the remains of last year's "lasagna" garden..
We raked and cleaned for awhile.
We started a second bed hoping it will have more sun this summer and vegetables will be happy there. Here I am watering down the thick layer of newspapers which is the first layer of a layered "lasagna" garden! It is a windy March day so I am using small rocks to help keep the papers from blowing.
After the newspapers, I added a layer of straw, and brought in topsoil (see below). As soon as the low walls of boards, or whatever go up around this more layers will be added, peat moss, chopped leaves, compost, ashes from the fireplace, mushroom compost (purchased nearby).
In a few weeks, after danger of frost passes, we will buy our plants. I did find one beauty already, for the partial shade garden....this English daisy. She can go outdoors permanently in a few weeks!