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!

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  1. I don't know if this heat will EVER go away. Still holding on to hope.....for now.
    What adventures do you have planned for vacation this year?

    1. It will. We just have to wait it out. We always go to NC, as we are planning to move up there. How 'bout you?

    2. Heading to Oregon/California in September, then down to AZ to see the boy (who isn't a boy anymore, but kids are ALWAYS kids to their moms-LOL)
      And then we are DONE travelling. Next year I'm gonna do up the garden in a BIG way.......

    3. I love the Pacific Northwest! Sounds like a lovely trip.
      Uh, I thought your garden looked pretty spectacular already! ;0)

  2. Ugh.....the heat is awful. We finally received a little rain today. Hooray! Not sure what we will do for vacationing this year. We continue to, in the Winter, plan a lot of little day trips to areas around us that we haven't yet seen but we never actually follow through. :) My husband is taking next week off and painting the house. Now that's a vacation (for him anyway) that I like! :)

    1. Yeah, but it's temporary. Glad you got rain, even a little helps!

      Ooooh, new paint! New color or just maintenance?

  3. Lots to have a great blog...glad I stopped by.



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