Thursday, April 23, 2009

Garden Veggies Update

The garden is slow growing, with the cold fronts that come and go and with the heavy water restrictions here in Florida. The garden is growing very slow but we picked the first fruits of the field yesterday.

We tried some thing new this year, the weeds were getting out of control and with mine and DH medical problems, pulling weeds is just to much, so we tried some thing and it seems to be working just fine. We bought a box of cheap black trash bags, cut down the sides so they open flat, then cut down the middle to get 2 long pieces from each bag. Then bought some boxes of garden medal stakes at walmart, you get 40 in a box for like $3.98. Put the plastic just over the mounds of dirt and staked it down, so the bottoms of the mounds still get the water.

As you can see, its working pretty good, now we only have to weed the flat part of the rows with this awesome tool called "Scuffle Stirrup Hoe". This thing is amazing. You just push and pull, and it cuts down the weeds, you can go as deep as you want, and it does not pile the dirt like regular Hoe does. Bought mine at Home depot. My husband loves that tool. Makes his work alot easier.

here are some pics of the garden with the plastic, as its growing.

Garden freshly tilled


Garden with Black trash bags


Garden update a few weeks later, Growing slow but very nice so far.


Will post some other pics in next post.

Thanks for looking
Sharon

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