Sunday, April 19, 2009

Garden bug has bit.

 We have actually had 3 days in a row of sunshine.  So to the garden I did go.  When we built this garden I had the grand idea to put weed barrier and gravel in the path ways.  I looked real good the first couple of years, but slowly the weeds crept in. ( If you look at the pathways on the left you can see what a mess they are)  So now I am in the process of covering them with cardboard & straw which I should have done in the first place.   
Next I have been working on eradicating the bermuda grass that has overrun the right side outer beds.  If you don't know what bermuda grass is consider yourself blessed.  It is used around here for hay and for lawns, it is very hardy and INVASIVE! if you don't keep on top of it it will grow in everything.  
So I dug all the soil out of the front right corner bed, got new topsoil to replace it. I then found enough rouge strawberry runners in the pathways and other beds that I was able to fill that whole corner bed with them.  Strawberry jam, Yummy!   
So far I have onions & garlic growing in the back beds,  peas & spinach just planted in one of the front beds and strawberries.   
I am trying to be better about keeping on top of the garden so maybe if I post about it regularly I will take better care of it. Right?    
Happy Gardening!


Tonya said...

Wow, Holly! You are way ahead of us. Hopefully, the garden will be on the list for this permitting. It is great that Chad and Melissa and the kids could come for Easter. How long does it take them to get to AR from TX? Congrats to Dad Sedrick on the bowling! We need to get together sometime!

Familie May said...

I loved your mom's strawberry jam and brought it to Germany - so I really would love to taste yours!!! Unfortunately we don't have a garden and it sounds like you have a lot of hard work with it. But at the end I'm sure it's worth it!!

Kent and Wendy said...

Wow - I'm impressed! How many acres do you guys have?

Smith Family said...

I'm excited to get our garden going this year!! With the weather we will be a little behind you, but soon enough. I don't miss that bermuda grass at all...HAHA!!

dbcall said...

Nice garden. Hope ours turns out just as good.