Sunday, November 21, 2010

Ending our First Growing Season

I can't believe that it is already November. This year went by so fast. During these last few warm days, we have been adding last minute touches to our garden.

This past spring we tore through a lot of grass sod. Digging took up a lot of our time, so we decided to try something different. We read a magazine article about making raised garden beds without tearing up the sod. Eric built four more garden bed frames. Then he added a layer of cardboard, followed by rich topsoil. We also planted a cover crop to add more nutrients to the soil. Hopefully by next year the grass underneath the cardboard will have died, and our new vegetable plants can spread their roots.

Eric also built a small cold frame in the front yard. The southern sun heats up the inside of the cold frame. This will extended the growing season. Unfortunately we are a little behind schedule, so nothing is planted in the cold frame yet.

I love watching people walk by our house and seeing their reactions to our changing yard.

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