Some years we have amazing gardens. Some years life is so hectic we don’t even try. Even though we are getting a late start this year, we think we might set a record for our most epic garden ever.
Our garden is in an old barnyard. We don’t have any animals in this area, but for years the soil was amended with manure from a pony who used to live here. We have also added truck loads of composted horse manure we got from a friend.
Along one side of the garden we planted Marigolds. They look so pretty and also have natural pesticide qualities.
For our peppers and tomatoes we used black landscape fabric that is 3 feet wide. It really keeps the weeds down and also adds heat that these tropical plants love! I’ve used black plastic in the past, but the fabric is a bit more durable and I’m hoping to reuse it several times. We cut dinner-plate-sized holes in the fabric every 2 feet for the peppers and every 3 feet for the tomatoes. To keep the weeds down in between rows we put down grass clippings.
|PVC Pipe Irrigation|
|Recording What we Did|