Wednesday, May 25, 2011
At Work in the Back Garden
This past weekend, I spent most of Saturday in the back garden. Most of the work involved weeding, designing the space and building up the raised beds. It's amazing how much earth you can move with a simple garden rake. It helped that the soil wasn't too compacted. Instead of framing each bed with lumber, I drove wooden stakes into the ground and used string to outline the growing areas. Not only was this more cost effective, it also involved much less work.
A major difference from the before picture don't you think?
Here's a view from the opposite end of the garden....
...as well as a semi-close up of the beds. I'm actually very pleased with how it all came together. The paths should be easy to weed with a stirrup hoe and once in while, I'll tidy up the edges of the raised beds with the garden rake.
Sunday was all about getting my summer transplants into the ground. It was a lot of work and I rushed to get everything planted before I had to catch my plane in the afternoon. I didn't quite finish but the rest can wait until when I get back. I didn't take any pictures before I left so I won't be able to post any until I return home late Thursday.
I hope you all are making major progress in your gardens!