We have been a bit busy this week working on our new vegetable garden.
Monday and Tuesday, my two strong nephews came over to help. I must admit that it is more fun to dig with someone else to talk to.
So far, we have dug up 6 inches of the existing soil, cut the wood for the sides of the raised bed and the fence planks. My husband nailed the planks to the wooden sides today, at 3 1/2 inches apart.
Next, we will add the bags of compost and aged steer manure and mix it with the existing soil. Then we will put of the sides.
I haven’t included any photos of progress today, but I promise that I will when we have finished – hopefully this weekend.
I have had some questions about how we will use rebar for supports for shade cloth in the summer. I promise to show you how we will do that as well.
I hope you are all having a great week so far.
I can tell that spring is on its way because my phone is getting busy with people calling with questions and requests for consults.
I visited with the HOA board of a condo complex today to help them with their hummingbird garden. Tomorrow, I’m off to do a photo design to update a church memorial garden.
I will be adding another feature to my blog next week, which I hope will be helpful to many of you 🙂Noelle Johnson, aka, 'AZ Plant Lady' is a author, horticulturist, and landscape consultant who helps people learn how to create, grow, and maintain beautiful desert gardens that thrive in a hot, dry climate. She does this through her consulting services, her online class Desert Gardening 101, and her monthly membership club, Through the Garden Gate. As she likes to tell desert-dwellers, "Gardening in the desert isn't hard, but it is different."