|Getting started on our project - lots of weeds|
Thanks to Extension agents Trevor, Mark and Kelly, and the gardeners who work so hard in Bed 5, we were ceded this area to provide access to raised beds at the top of the vegetable garden and for eventual expansion of the VegHeadz garden into that area of Bed 5.
Bed 5 gardeners may have been glad to get rid of that area. It has been a source of frustration for them as the weeds seemed to be unstoppable. For the VegHeadz, it is a chance to plant in an area with more sun than what is available at the bottom of the vegetable garden.
We started by transplanting a few of the clumps of garlic chives that had overtaken the area, and repositioning some blackberry plants along the fence. We hope they'll provide some fruit in the spring. We pulled the worst of the weeds, and then covered the area in cardboard and wood chip mulch.
|Blackberry canes along fence|
|Fence removed between gardens|
|Lots of VegHeadz turned out for this project|
|Weed suppression with cardboard and mulch which will be allowed to|
compost in place for several months