So, this last week after literally months of planning we started our very own vegetable garden in the backyard. We focused on the base, and hopefully the weather warms back up we can get back out there and actaully start planting seeds.
Other than Googling vegetables that grow in Travis County we are using the book “Square Foot Gardening” as our gardening bible. We’ll see if he knows what he’s talking about. Looks like he had a show on PBS, so I hopefully we’re in safe hands.
Here’s our basic gardening box supply list: peat moss, Dillo dirt, cinder blocks, compost and newspapers.
Using a little elbow grease (actually it was much less work than I thought it’d be) we tilled up the soil, and laid out the cinder block base.
Okay, so after laying out the cinder blocks we realized we forgot to put down the newspaper “weed barrier”, the jury is still out as to if it will really hold back the weeds. So, now we have tilled soil, newspaper wed barrier, cinder block walls, and the dirt concoction of peat moss, Dillo dirt, compost (our very own, hooray) and a little sand for good measure.
When we put together our little garden it was great outside, think 7o degrees in January; but then the next day the temperature dropped to around 30 degrees. So we’re not sure when we’ll get back out there. The word is we might get snow, not something that normally happens here in Austin.