Saturday, May 16, 2009

Pulling up the sod

I've been creating a new space for an herb garden.

Phase one is complete (removal of sod).

Phase two will be amending the soil. Phase three will consist of sectioning and planting.

I figure I'll have it all worked out just in time to go on vacation and come back to withered plants : ) Actually, I'm kidding. I'm sure the person who'll be taking care of everything will take - well - good care of everything.

You can see the sod that I took up was a combination of dandelion, clover, and wild violet, with a little bit of grass in the mix. The little brown thing sticking out of the ground is our well. We hesitate to put chemicals on the lawn because we figure they'll end up in our water.

As long as the ground cover is green, right?


adrienne said...

Wow! I can't even imagine having a space like that. Have fun with the planting.

ICQB said...

Hi adrienne!

I'm frustrated that I've taken so long getting started on this. I was hoping to have planted seedlings by now - but we had a hard frost last night so now I'm glad I'm so slow : )

aromatic said...

Looks like its the making of a wonderful herb bed! Please keep us updated so we can follow its progress!!
Hope you are keeping well?
Enjoy your holiday!
With Love, Jane and many loving doggie woofs from Basil xxxx

ICQB said...

Hi Jane!

So nice to hear from you! Would love to visit with blog friends in England while we're there, but we are on a tight schedule : (

Hope you and yours are doing well, Strider says woof!! Give Basil a pat for us!