So, the ground that I chose for my main garden has mostly never been gardened before. A small chunk of it was once part of a garden some 8 or more years ago. When I began (admittedly very late) the area was still fully covered with grass. I didn’t want to spray any chemicals on the ground and I didn’t think I had time or money to do anything extravagant to prepare the ground. I began, as you saw in the previous post by tilling the ground several times with a tiller I’ve borrowed from a very good friend. My plan is to loosen the soil some, then rake together rows that I will cover with newspaper. I’ll cut holes in the newspaper where ever I want to plant and leave the paper to block the light from the grass and weeds that are surely tilled into the soil for now.
I’ve also been reading a lot about Square Foot Gardening online and via youtube. I think I’m going to reserve a section of the garden to give this method a try. If it works as good as it looks, I may use this method for most of my garden as the year progresses or next year.
- Start preparing the ground early
- Don’t be so overeager that you don’t plan well
- Starting anytime is better than just wishing.
I don’t know what will become of this little garden, but come what may, I’m going to keep trying and learning and growing.