I know I am a few weeks late getting my garden in, but oh, have I enjoyed the smell and the feel of the dirt these last couple days!
But I didn’t just want to reclaim it as a perennial bed. While one of my gardening goals this year was to plant some flowers among the veggies, I really wanted more space for vegetables, specifically tomatoes (for dehydrating!). Rather than deciding it was too expensive and time consuming to do the whole bed, or to put in another raised one, I decided to “make do” and start with converting part of the perennial
bed mess into a vegetable garden. Phase one was to clear out the deeply enmeshed roots of a sunny section big enough to plant several tomato plants. Phase 2 was to redo the levels. (Phase 2 is nearly done).
Phase 2 was “done enough” though, to get the tomato seedlings in! (This section of gardening is an experiment- I worked in some compost/manure in once I had the the soil loosened up and planted some little seedlings I got very cheaply. Here’s hoping!)
And now, one more row to prep in the morning, the pool is ready for the heatwave arriving tomorrow… looking forward to soaking it all in!