The garden is underway! Last night I spent a lot of time pulling off tape from all the accumulated boxes in the basement. I stacked them up out on the porch and this morning after Little Rambo went down for her nap, Ballerina Girl and I went outside to work in the garden 🙂
I was hoping to have enough boxes to do the walkways but that’s a no-go so at this point I just focused on the beds and then we can do cardboard for the walkways later. It isn’t quite as important for them, anyway.
So we laid out the cardboard on top of the weeds and grass, and then I put the beds on top. It’s supposed to be pretty rainy this week and so I wanted to get this done so the cardboard would get nice and wet before I put anything on top of it. Tomorrow I’ll call a tree trimming company and arrange for a truckload of wood chip mulch to be delivered, that’ll be the first layer in my beds (to hold down the cardboard) and also it’ll be what I put in the walkways. I might just focus on the beds and pile up the leftovers instead of spreading it in the walkways, or I might use what cardboard I have and spread it on that part. The chipped wood is free, so if I need to get a second load that’s no problemo. Tree trimming companies are a great source for chipped wood mulch – they have to pay to dump it, so they are generally more than happy to deliver it to anyone who wants it. I probably have enough cardboard for half of the walkways, though I found a bunch more in the garage so I could have more than I thought. We’ll see how far I get.
On Craigslist today there was an ad for someone offering free manure, they can even load it for you. Now I just gotta find someone to let me borrow their truck 🙂 We really will need to get one… the plan is this spring, I’ll get my annual bonus and with our tax return we should have enough to get a decent truck with cash.
But anyway, enough with the yakking… here’s the pics!