Raised Bed Site is Adjusted
Thanks to my resident woodman (husband) a few young beach
trees were removed. The strawberries and blueberries will
enjoy the improved light. As I’ve been reading dozens of
catalogs ,the difficult part is selecting the right plants
plants. The current plan will be to plant a small variety
blueberry in the center of four of the 4×4 beds. These will need
acidic soil. I can easily control this is in the raised beds.
Strawberries will be put in two other beds. The beds that
are in the front of my u-shaped arrangement should be the most attractive. I’m thinking about using some herbs such as Purple Ruffles basil.
Since the weather forecast is for rain, the digging of sod and
other steps will have to wait. I will pot up the plants that I
order and keep them happy in good soil until their new
home is ready.
That reminds me of my purchase of seeding trees a few years
ago from the soil and conservation program. I potted several
of those little guys and they were much stronger in the fall
with well-developed roots. I also had a better home for them
that had well prepared soil and a well thought out placement.
Join me next time “Turning Over Stones”.