The garden soil and compost we ordered is sitting in the driveway but it’s still too wet to start working in the vegetable garden so I started another little project.
I added a new flower bed between the vegetable garden and the property fence where I will start some wildflowers and sunflowers.
This will help to attract more birds, butterflies, ladybugs and pollinators like bees which seem to be in short supply these days.
NOTE: Because of the harsh and long winter we had there maybe far more bees that didn’t survive so I left all the dandelions in our yard while other flowers in our yard get started.
Instead of digging up the section of lawn I used to cardboard boxes to cover the lawn. Next I added a layer of garden soil, a layer of organic compost and another layer of garden soil.
About a half hour or so and I had the area covered.
After that I added a border around the area and levelled off the soil. Then I left it because it was going to rain.
We have a couple of days of rain going right now and low temperatures so I will wait to seed it until the rain stops and temperature goes back up a few degrees. Still early enough to get frost.
I like to compost everything we can but we only have a small compost bin so I don’t produce nearly as much compost as we need. Because of that we buy a lot of soil which adds up.
This year we have decided to contact Audubon Organics here in Moncton and have some garden soil, compost and mulch which will do us all summer long. The fact this will be in bulk we will get it much cheaper than buying by the bag.
We do have spring flowers growing now as well as leaves are finally appearing on trees It was looking pretty bare for too long so we’re quite pleased Spring has arrived. Now we can get on with the yard clean up. By then the veggie garden should be workable.
I started many of our garden seeds already, expecting the weather to be better, so now they are not getting enough sunlight and will start getting spindly looking if I don’t get them outside in the direct sunlight.