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May 5, 2009 Blog No comments

This was awhile ago, but at least it’s an update.  I have 3/4 of my raised beds planted with spring lettuces, carrots, onions, radishes, potatoes and other things.  I decided to get going on the 15′ x 15′ herbaceous section of my plot.  I wanted the “back” of my garden to be raised up and higher than the front.  I used field stone and a few other types of stone to build my walls.  They were not symmetrical, but I wanted one on either side of the garden.  I also began to lay out the course of my path.

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My walls are complete.  I used the soil that I removed from the wall-area and the path to create other small mounds.  I used leaf mulch to cover the surface until I got my plants to put in.  I also seeded the bare spots in the lawn with a mixture of grass seed I had left over from last year’s work.  I used wheat straw on top of the seed to protect it from the intense sun, to reserve moisture and so people can see that I have seeded there.  For some reason, it seems like most people are attracted to the straw and step on it anyway, not knowing that I sowed grass seed there.  It’s not a big deal.  I guess it’s just a Lancaster County thing. 🙂

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