The Garden Saga Continues…

May 8, 2013

Ripping up the garden, taking out the weed cloth, replanting the garden. This is what I did yesterday.


before(green beans in middle, peas at bottom…more green beans have since been planted between the two rows and tomatoes have been planted at the ‘top’ of the garden)


duringI worked from Right to Left. You can see in this photo how straight the rows on the Left are and how convoluted and patchworky they are becoming on the Right side.

Here was the process:

  1. Raked back mulch
  2. Ripped up weed cloth
  3. Used a spade to get under the plant/over the weed cloth
  4. Transplanted plants onto weed clothless ground

beansYou can see in the top left of this photo – this is where the bean plants were spaded out. The bottom of the photo shows where they were transplanted. The weed cloth in the middle has been removed from the ‘bottom’ and not yet from the ‘top’.


afterThe bottom of the photo shows undisturbed mulch. This is where there was NO weed cloth so these plants remained undisturbed. The rest of the area looks as though we allowed our puppy to dig for bones 😛

Not very pretty. Time will tell whether or not the plants will bounce back. I am not expecting much. I’ll let you know how it turns out! I’m going to wait a few days before I plant or transplant anything else. I pray everything turns out well.

In other news:

  • Potato patch has its first blossoms!
  • Chickens have eaten all of the green out of their run so we are letting them free range more until we figure out a better way to get them in the garden in the tractor. This is what we are thinking:

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