Today was beautiful! As I mentioned before, last night was a really late night so I got a late start today... as in a 1:30pm wake up from my dog. That never happens. I'm such an old woman these days and if I go out, I'm still home by 10:30 or 11 at the latest. It's pretty sad. But last night's occasion deserved it so I had a lot to get done once I was up!
I started with breakfast & then working in the garden. Here's what it unfortunately looked like when I started:
looked a little better:
1) What do you use for your garden fencing? I have been using the plastic fencing & metal stakes you can see above. The problem with this is that I noticed a few holes that have been chewed by some creatures. So I need suggestions! The reason I used the plastic was because it was flexible enough to be stapled into the ground without any gaps. Any advice is appreciated!
2) How do you keep the grass out of your garden? It absolutely drove me crazy last year and I'm looking forward to nipping it in the bud this time! Weed barrier fabric & mulch works really well but over time, I noticed the grass creeping back in. I have Bermuda which is capable of enduring the apocalypse & can grow roots that are literally miles long.
3) I'm thinking about putting a few raised beds along the outer sides of the garden this year. My herbs were started in pots on our patio but started shriveling quickly. As a last ditch effort, I planted them in the garden. They absolutely flourished and I had more basil than I knew what to do with! So I know I will never grow them in pots again but is an unprotected raised bed a bad idea? I'm not sure what kind of creatures will want to eat them...
I'll let you guys know what I find out about these issues! Until then - enjoy this beautiful start to spring!!