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.


  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.

  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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