Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Learning Garden Expansion Continues!

Spring has been absolutely splendid the first two weeks of May very warm and sunny. Everything has grown well, including the weeds! They sprang up all around the potted native trees we have left over from the plant sales.
I moved the trees and removed the weeds. 
I raked the area flat and laid down some recycled plastic. I used landscape fabric staples to keep the plastic in place. This will provide a weed barrier for the rest of the growing season. 
We need more planting beds to accommodate all the vegetable starts we are raising in the greenhouse. The easiest way to go was to try out a simple raised bed kit made out of Cedar boards. The boards are cut to dovetail together. I started by stapling down some weed  barrier cloth that still allows the water to flow through the bottom of the bed, important in these beds in the winter.
The kit slipped together nice and easy I did use a hammer a little bit. 
The second tier of slats went on and I filled it with soil.
There is plenty of work to be done in the Learning Garden please join me Wednesdays from 11:00 to Noon.

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