I hope everyone is having a wonderful 2013.
I took a week off between Christmas and New Years to get my west garden ready. To say the least, I felt that I needed a vacation from my vacation when all was said and done. But when I am reaping the produce from my garden this upcoming year it will all be worth it.
In my previous Garden Update post I mentioned how I was planning on adding to my garden. I really wanted to get the hard work done, not only while the weather was work friendly, but also so I would have it ready to plant. Here is how I spent most of my week off.
Beginning of West Garden installation.
- Boxes from reclaimed wood finished. I had to purchase the wood for the three remaining boxes.
- Leveling the boxes. This is an important step if you are gardening on a slope like I am. If not done, water could either puddle or run off.
The walkways were mulched with wood chips.
Kahlo protected me as I loaded the mulch into the truck.
Unloading the mulch. It took 3 truck loads.
Paper was laid down on path areas that had grass.
Cardboard was laid in the bottom of the boxes where there was grass. This time I decided to lay cardboard rather than remove the grass. I figured I had enough to do.
Finally finished!! Now all that is lacking is the filling of the boxes. That will have to wait for another time.