Well, yesterday I hinted at a project Alan and I did yesterday afternoon .... and for those of you who thought perhaps we went and "got hitched", Hahahaaa!!! No, we didn't .... but thanks for the laughs! I never imagined that would even be a guess! Instead, we put in a new 8' x 24' gardening area!
We mowed the area we wanted to work with, set paper in place (to further supress the grass and weeds), and added the compost. Alan suggested we line the entire area with some landscape timbers that Alan's dad brought out to the farm last year from his yard. Good idea!
Here you can see the last bit of paper showing. We put down about 4" to 5" of compost to start with, and as I build rows for planting, I'll add more compost (we have 21 bags of compost left) to the planting rows to increase the growing depth for the plants. Eventually, the paper will break down and the compost will keep the ground beneath nice and damp for plant roots.
This year, I won't plant anything in the bed that requires a very deep growing root structure. We'll do some green beans, some leafy greens, summer squash, and a few other odds and ends. I'm excited to get some rows created, and seeds in the ground! I know what I'm doing this weekend!