Monday, July 23, 2012

Summer Solarizing

With our annual vacation looming,
I thought it would be a good time to
solarize the veggie garden.
It's too early to start any real growing,
so it seemed like a good idea to use the time
to improve the garden bed.
That way, when we get back,
new seeds can get a good start.



The veggie garden is a mess!
I've had mediocre success growing veggies,
but hopefully I'll get better with practice.


This thyme plant was relocated to another area.
It's used often for cooking,
so it's now closer to the back door by the kitchen.



Fresh soil mix was added to fill in.
This one contained fertilizer already mixed in.



Smoothed over and we're ready to roll!



We have large trash bags,
so that's what we used.



A staple gun is a handy tool for a job like this.



Bake away!
The goal is to have a healthy planting bed in about 4-6 weeks.
Maybe the heat will have ebbed by then!

For more information on this technique,
follow these links:
http://floridagardener.com/img/critters/bedbed.htm