We may not have raised our cabin yet, but I couldn’t help planting four Egyptian Walking Onions in a makeshift raised bed (no nails, measurements, etc.).
Why a raised bed? The ground was hard, and it saved me from digging a hole. It also designated a garden spot in an area of land eager to reclaim itself. I used materials that were left on the property, most of which were “growing” beneath the row of prickly Bradford Pears we cleared this summer.
I put a sheet of cardboard down first to discourage weeds. I didn’t have rich topsoil ready (though there is plenty on the other side of the property), so I just shoveled from the dirt pile and hoped for the best. [More about how to use and grow Egyptian Walking Onions here.] More on raised beds in a later post.
We were really out there to weed eat—in the absence of those pesky Bradford Pears, a mini jungle will grow:
And speaking of Bradford Pears, they like to grow back:
Any advice on eradicating these beastly things would be much appreciated!
By the end of the afternoon, a breeze swept out the low cloud cover, and with it, the oppressive humidity. I’m also happy to report that I did not get a single mosquito bite.