Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Garden -- first steps

Let's just say that despite the odds, I've convinced you to start a garden.
Right now would be a good time to clear the space.
Use your search engine and find phone numbers of some garden shops.
Call around and find out who has fully composted shredded leaves.
This will be mulch to stop weeds from growing back in the winter.
Make your own shredded leaf mulch.
Rake your leaves into a shallow pile.
Run your mower over them a bunch of times.

Now get a shovel and scrape the weeds or grass off the little plot you chose.
Rake the shredded leaves over the dirt.

In the spring, you will put down two inches of fully composted shredded leaves.
That's going to be your planting medium.

If you've never gardened before, you can probably use a shovel to clear a 2 x 2 foot space.
If you have gardened before, just not this way
If you have lots of time on your hands and want a big veggie patch,
You may need a powered tiller.
That and the gas will cost you.
If you have a tractor lawn mower, see if you can get a tiller attachment.
I use all hand tools on my little patch so I can't make any recommendations.
Good luck!
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