I played with my collage maker this week and I thought I would share some of my collages with you. These are random pictures from my garden and of my critters. They are best viewed in their enlarged version. Just click on them as on all blogger pictures and they will be enlarged for you.
I would also like to share a tip for starting a new no dig bed. Because I have Bermuda grass which is very very difficult to kill out even if you dig it. I begin by spraying my new garden bed spot with Roundup. I know all the objections to it and I do not want to start a firestorm about it. I never use it on beds where I plant for food. If you want a more organic way you can use Vinegar to spray with. After several days and making sure the Bermuda (or other grass) is dead is a step where others without bermuda can begin. Icover the entire bed area with several thicknesses of newspaper (at least 4) or you can use paper feed sacks. I make sure that all the ground is covered well. I then spread a bit of manure over that to get the organisms going. My next step is to put a 2 to 3 inch layer of organic mulch over the top. The bed is now ready to plant. I just poke a hole with my sharp shooter right where I want to plant. If I want to plant seeds then I put a bit of potting soil right in the spot over the mulch where I want to plant my seed. I have had great success using this method in even the worst of soil. By the next year I have improved my soil and I just continue to add mulch as it breaks down. The mulch helps keep weeds down and it helps your soil.Until Next Time