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Garden evolution

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!

Comments

Comment from Tovah
Time May 12, 2011 at 4:03 pm

I think we need to eat some baby kale soon!!

Comment from Mom
Time May 12, 2011 at 5:05 pm

There’s nothing like picking fresh veggies, washing them and eating them. You’re going to love it.

Comment from Nick
Time May 13, 2011 at 1:47 am

Kale is awesome. That’s all.

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