Is there a quick way I can ready my soil for planting?

by Michelle Lasley

Michelle Lasley is a mother, wife in Pacific Northwest learning to balance green dreams with budget realities.

August 11, 2008

j

Categories: The Balancing Act

Yes. I learned about this method during my Capstone at Portland State University during one of our weekly sessions at the Learning Gardens Laboratory. Let’s take a small area, like the side of a garage for starters.

  • Acquire enough free dirt to line your garage 1 1/2′ wide and then however long your garage is.

  • In September, line the entire area with cardboard, brown paper, or newspaper. Ensure no grass is showing. Take off all tape.

  • Cover the area with your free dirt.

  • In a few weeks, the ground should be soft enough to dig freely and you will be ready to begin transplanting.

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Read more on this topic…

All the World’s a Stage

All the World’s a Stage

All the world’s a stage. This keeps coming up for me. When I read as a lecture during Catholic mass, but especially when I help put on an event. Each space has its directors, its producers, its actors who all play a pivotal role. Each space has its problems and everyone has to pivot. And, the thought has occurred to me – everyone should, yes, I daresay should, take some acting classes in their formative years so they can truly learn the ins and outs of “all the world’s a stage.”

Oils for Grief

Oils for Grief

Using essential oils for grief can help us walk through our pain in a way that can allow us to better manage in the world.

0

Your Cart