We have been reading and learning more about gardening. We want to do things that will allow us to grow healthy foods.
This year we decided to try putting paper down, then wood chips. This will get rid of the grass and weeds and also help the soil. We'd like to be able to plant without having to till.
Of course the first nice day in a while, was also the windiest. Not great for trying to place paper down. But we got a system going.
Here Kyle and Rachel are spreading the wood chips.
Sarah and I both drove the mower today...She and Kyle worked hard - they are champion wood chip spreaders!
We are blessed to have the hardest working man as the head of our family! He went to the township office and brought back three truck loads of wood chips. He also shoveled them into the barrow and hauled it over to the garden area.
Rachel and Sarah basking in the sunshine...
Here is the whole space seven rows of paper covered in wood chips. I didn't measure the space so I don't know the dimensions.
We plan to grow tomatoes, peppers, squash, green beans, sugar snap peas, corn, lettuce, onions. We are going to try for pumpkins again, and maybe melons.
We have quite some time before our last frost date which is May 15th. Sometimes if the weather is mild we plant before then. We are hoping the wood chips will break down well. We'll see. It's all about learning new things.
Do you garden? If so, what are your plans for this growing season?
Are you planning to try something new?