Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Before and After
We soaked the soil in three inches of water overnight and commenced digging it, turning it over a further 8 inches, and mixing in a garden soil blend as we went the next morning.
Once that was done, we filled in the beds and built 6 inch grow boxes from redwood (not cheap, but we didn't want treated wood). Next step is to actually get the peas in the triangle bed and the strawberries in front of those, and then to cover the paths with bark or pea gravel (any suggestions there?) Also, we've got to put up a wire fence (which we will grow grapes on), because Copper the Superdog thinks the beds are toasty and just right for warming her toes, catching some rays, and possibly even a little digging. So, up goes the fence next week.
Lastly, we need to plot out just exactly where all the other crops and companion plants are going. If only there were a software program out there to figure it all out for me - you know I'd just put in the size of my beds, the crops I want to plant and presto! it would spit out just where to put everything.