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Monday, May 24, 2010

tomato, tomahto

Here it is as it looked last week; my new tomato plot. A plain triangle, a few grass clipping layered over a little compost.

We covered the area with cardboard and newspaper last fall, outlined it with a few posts and spare boards, and let nature do its job over the winter. Our neighbor (the owner of the Huge Woodpiles) gave us the boards we needed to border the plot and support what will become a raised bed of a good soil mix. Next: we're getting dirt delivered. Chuck called a few places and found one that would deliver with a small enough truck to drive into the yard and dump the soil right where we need it. We'll mix it with compost (homemade, of course!), till the whole thing, and then get ready to plant during Memorial Day weekend!

I'm crossing my fingers that the weather holds (it's hot and muggy today), and planning to work like crazy on progress reports so I can play in the dirt all weekend without guilt.

Yes! It's garden time at Daisy's house!


debra said...

You don't even need to till. We practice no-till gardening. Just layer all the elements and plant directly in it. Nature will do the rest. We have a 22 ft (diameter)mandala garden that we do this way. We never till, and we never walk on the beds. Wonderful!