It hasn't happened
Snow during Easter week, frost and endless rain have precluded us from getting our garden started this year. However, today looks hopeful! The sun is shining, and I didn't need an umbrella and a winter coat to take the dog outside today. Looks like spring or perhaps summer might be around the corner.
Thanks to our hard as a rock clay soil and a yard filled with Black Walnut trees, planting flowers and vegetables is always a challenge. So this year, we are trying a new plan.
Less flowers, but a unique vegetable garden using black garbage bags. I learned this technique from Mary Hunt's Cheapskate Monthly website. All it takes is a few garbage bags, a few bags of Miracle Grow soil and plants or seeds,and mulch.
- Find a nice sunny spot
- fill the bags with soil
- lay them on their sides
- poke a few drainage holes on the bottom
- cut holes on the top
- put plants or seeds in the openings
- cover with mulch to hide the fact that you are actually using garbage bags!
- water and wait
- No weeding
- More time for fun
This is so right up my alley and I will post pictures after they are ready to go