|New beds were dug last weekend - good thing!|
Rain, rain, go away... and take this April snow with you too! It's a good thing that last weekend was so productive, because this weekend was a disaster! I started creating brand new veggie beds while the sun was shining last week, and was planning to set out all of the broccoli, brussels sprouts, leeks and onions today. Add to that sowing of some beets, lettuces, radishes and some early carrots and it was promising to be a nice, busy weekend. Hmph - best laid plans, right?
Ah well. While I'm waiting for the weather to cooperate, here's a look at how my veggie beds are shaping up and how I went about creating them...
|The season begins with planning & measuring.|
|My existing soil is lovely, rich and free of toxins or heavy metals.|
|The sod is turned over with a spade and I worked it in by hand, filling in large air pockets.|
|The hand-worked soil looked great!|
|Organic matter like composed manure further improves the soil.|
|The finished bed, ready for planting!|
|One down, three to go. Lola Mo knows it's not as easy as it looks.|
So, if it ever stops snowing, the next step is seeding and planting beds 1 & 2 with brassicas, onions, lettuces, and root veggies, to start. Are you in a more fortunate climate than I? What have you planted so far?
In the near future, I'll share my planning process with you, and discuss the benefit of my 4-bed system. Until then, happy growing!