We’ve started a vegetable garden in our back yard! It goes like this…
Mr Not Terror and I decided to kill half our lawn and plant a vegetable garden. So, one night, back in October, we laid heavy black plastic across the lawn and left it there for about a week to kill the grass without chemicals. Then, we rented a till and tilled it all up. We added a wood frame and about 90 bags of soil and compost manure (it doesn’t smell). The lady at Copley Feed told us that rye grass makes a good cover crop, so we planted that late in the fall. We tilled the garden this week, adding some nice nutrients to our soil.
We also bought a greenhouse from a big box store. It’s got a nice metal frame and a heavy plastic cover. I’ve already moved the seedlings from the upstairs window to the greenhouse (out of the cat’s reach!) and planted a few more seedlings. I’ve never had much luck growing from seed, but it’s inexpensive, so I might as well try. So far, they look pretty good.
I’ll keep you posted as the garden progresses. I’m using SmartGardener.com to help us plan what seeds to plant and when. It’s free, and it offers advice based on our zip code climate.