Our garden continues to grow and do great. I have kale, spinach, and carrot sprouts. The raspberry bush has come back from the brink and is looking good again (we were worried about it for a while). Additionally, we recently planted zucchini and bean sprouts. So exciting!
Soil quality is showing improvement. I recently mixed my first batch of compost into one of the beds and the difference between that bed and the compost-less one is extremely clear.
The most recent change is half functional, half aesthetic. Using some scrap wood and a few new boards I created frames around the beds. Once the frames were installed I still had a lot of grass creeping under and over the framing. To kill the grass (and make it look better) I laid down cardboard and put mulch over it. A little before and after:
Before framing and mulch.
You can see the kale and spinach coming up!
This is where things last weekend (two bags of mulch didn’t quite do it). Tovah, being a sweet heart, got another bag of mulch and covered the remaining cardboard.
I’m loving working in the garden. It will be even better when I get to eat something from it!