In a weekend recap a few weekends ago you might have seen the raised beds Scott made me. We finally took the time to put in the dirt.
First, we put down plastic.
I’ve read that you can put wet cardboard or newspaper down but we had plastic and the guy at the farmer’s market said since we had plastic, that’s just what he would do. He said to just make sure to put holes for the water to drain. Once we had it spread out, we poked holes in with the pitch fork.
The beds are 3’x6’x2’. We ended up using 4 bags of this compost:
Katrina at The Poorganic Life had a great post today on how to make your own compost for free. I’m not quite that adventurous yet.
We then mixed in 2 bags of peat moss :
Katrina had also recommended getting vermiculite but the guy at the farmer’s market said we could do it, but it wasn’t really necessary so we opted out.
We all really got into mixing it.
This picture reminds me of these:
Do you remember these garden decorations? That’s gonna be me this summer, baby.
So the girls really got into it. Like, literally, INTO IT and had to get sprayed down.
We had a lot of fun. It was nice doing something messy together and being productive all at the same time. I looked at Scott while we were mixing and said, “There’s just something right about this.”
I’m still not sure how it will turn out but for now, I’m excited!! They said we should plant on April 15th so just a few more weeks!