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come walk in my garden

posted by: gardenbear1 on 06.18.2010 at 08:52 pm in Cottage Garden Forum

I love to share my garden with all of you,come and walk around and enjoy your self

that's not me in the pic LOL

Here is a link that might be useful: walk in the garden


clipped on: 06.20.2010 at 07:34 am    last updated on: 06.20.2010 at 07:34 am

'Instant beds'

posted by: donn_ on 03.28.2006 at 07:01 pm in Winter Sowing Forum

Need quick bedspace for your new babies? Here's a surefire way to build them quickly, using nothing but lawn and cardboard.

Groundlevel beds: Cut the lawn/sod about 6-8" deep, in sections you can handle easily. In the space you dug the sod from, lay out sheets of cardboard. Soak the cardboard. Flip the sod chunks upside down, so the grass side is on the cardboard. You now have a new bed, which can be planted into immediately, with a little compost added to the back fill.

Elevated beds: Find a part of the yard that could use a new woodchip path (alongside a bed is a good spot, because it doesn't have to be mowed or edged, because there won't be any grass to grow into your bed). Dig out the same sod chunks outlined above. Lay out the cardboard where you want the new bed, and soak it down. Flip the sod chunks same as above. It's ready to plant. Put down some landscape fabric where you dug out the sod, and cover it with 6-8" of woodchips. You now have a weedfree path that will make compost at it's bottom, which you can harvest every year. Just rake back the top, shovel the bottom into adjacent beds, rake the top back into the bottom, and put a new layer on top.

The primary benefits of instant beds are that you don't need layers of greens and browns like with lasagna beds, and they don't shrink down like lasagna beds.


clipped on: 10.07.2006 at 02:03 pm    last updated on: 04.26.2009 at 12:12 pm

post your pics of Yvonne's salvia

posted by: duane456 on 09.10.2006 at 11:37 am in Winter Sowing Forum

I thought it would be fun post pics of Yvonne's salvia and where they are growing-----here's mine from Portland Oregon

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clipped on: 09.19.2006 at 10:26 pm    last updated on: 09.19.2006 at 10:26 pm