Beekeeping, Gardening and Quilting in Eastern Wake County, North Carolina

Monday, October 10, 2011

Garden Beds

I've been working in the garden trying to get a little ahead for next year.  I always wait until spring and then my beds aren't ready and I'm behind before I get started. I got two loads of leaf mulch a couple of weeks ago - buy 1, get 1 free - now that was a deal.
I've replaced the rotted boards.  I use treated 4x8's and the big box store will cut them in half so three 4x8's will make one bed.  I've added leaf mulch to some of the beds and will add more.  I also want to plant a cover crop on the beds.
Moved some of the strawberry plants to a new bed.  And generally trying to clean up a little - the mosquitos and hot weather about did me in this summer.  The mosquitos are still around but at least it's not so hot.
And we're supposed to have some rain the next day or so.