Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Order of Things


I finally got the side vegetable garden organized.


I put two layers of "landscape fabric" underneath a layer of wood mulch. You can see it here where I brushed away the mulch. The roots of the tomatoes reach through the wooden planters and tap into the soil beneath, which has a higher concentration of some heavy metals. So I placed this barrier to assist in my effort to contain the tomatoes.

I finally got the path cleared. Also, quite late, but finally got the gleaming white bush bean seeds in underneath the soil, underneath the squirrel-protection-screen.


The basil and other herbs are doing quite well. This year we have thyme, oregano, sage, cilantro, parsley, rosemary, and chives. In a lot of ways, the garden is all about the herbs -they're used every day.

And the side yard broccoli 'Calabrese'. C'mon little guy, you can do it.

4 comments:

  1. Very orderly indeed.

    Good squirrel screen. You mean you don't drown the little sabre-wielding suckers???

    Do you have daylilies? I am seeing the orange ones everywhere and wishing I had a big clump...to eat.

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  2. Nice garden. Keep up the good work. I am always impressed by what can be done in small places

    The TROLL

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