Seeds sown in new bed; Bed watered and covered in cardboard; Sod removal continues
Wednesday, 15 Aug 12 37°C / 98°F
My new 4′ × 10′ vegetable bed is now full!
This morning I sowed the following: 5 rows of ‘Red Cloud’ beets, 2 rows of ‘Caribe’ cilantro, 2 rows of ‘Dukat’ dill, 4 rows of ‘Rainbow’ carrots, and 5 rows of ‘Cosmic Purple’ carrots.
Each row is 4 feet long, and ~6 inches from the next row on each side. In an attempt to prevent the seed bed from drying out, I covered almost the entire bed with moistened cardboard (weighted down by bricks) after watering deeply.
Tonight I started the process of removing more grass in front of the old vegetable garden bed by cutting the sod into squares and then turning the sod squares upside down with the goal of exposing the soil and roots so that they’ll dry. I’m hoping that tomorrow evening, after a full day of sun, it will be much easier to shake soil from the roots. Since our yard is already low and often squishy after a rain I certainly don’t want to make it any lower by sending soil away in landscape waste bags!
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