After building a small raised garden made from pallets last year I decided to expand the garden to allow for more room to grow more vegetables. The raised flower bed worked really well but wasn’t large enough to supply past the warm months.
If you missed the Pallet Garden post you can read it up here.
Growing your own food saves money and it’s amazing how yummy fresh vegetables from the garden taste.
My goal this year is to freeze and can supply for the winter months.
Removing the sod is a tedious task and not something I’m fond of. Ok, it’s not something I really wanted to do. What do you do with all of that anyway?
I decided to kill the sod instead of removing it.
I used cardboard to cover the area of the soon-to-be-garden. To keep the cardboard in place I used pallet runners as weights.
The idea is to kill the grass/weeds while the weather is still cold and rainy. After the weather starts to heat up a bit the garden will be ready to work with.
Wish me luck!
That’s the plan, anyway.
The lonely pallet shed…
It won’t be long before the garden and flowers surround the shed.
Spring is in the air and I can’t wait to get busy outdoors.
Do you garden? Have you tried the cardboard method? Do you can or freeze?
Stay tuned for the garden updates and the adventures in preserving.