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Here is my veggie garden a week ago. It is already much more full and is growing lots everyday (you should see the crazy pumpkins, they're everywhere!)

 

 

 

Sorry I haven't written for a while but now is the busiest time of the year for gardeners…harvest time! Starting in July all the fruit and vegetables that I have spent so much time planting, weeding and taking care of, begin to ripen. That means there's a lot of work keeping bugs away and picking all the ripe veggies (not to mention making all the delicious things I can out of them and preserving the rest).

 

I have managed to work on my shade garden some more and I wanted to show you some pictures. We've already discussed creating a garden and building up the soil, so now it's time to actually get some planting done! Since it's so late in the year, I've decided to just buy some plants from a local nursery instead of using my own seedlings like I normally would. In a small decorative garden like this looks are important, so I moved the plants around until I got a design that I like. Here are some different designs I tried.shade_garden_designs2.gif

And the last one where Kiweenie is giving me two wings up is the final layout all planted! Do you agree that I made the best choice, or do you like one of the other ones better?

 

After choosing my design I had to get these plants into the ground. It's the most important step, but pretty easy. All you need to do is dig a hole! The hole needs to be slightly bigger and wider than the container the plant comes in. Then you ease the plant out of the container, and before you plant it, loosen up the root ball (the root ball is all those jumbled roots that you'll see in the soil). A plant's roots can get pretty cramped in those tiny containers, so just squeeze the soil a little too loosen up the roots. In a way, you're telling them it's time to spread out!

 

Put the plant in the hole and press the dirt all around it. It's important to get out all the air holes, and pack the dirt tightly. Then it's time to water, water, water! Water is important during all stages of a plants growth, but it's absolutely vital immediately after planting. The roots of the plant need lots of water to have a healthy start.

 

There it is. I finally finished planting my shade garden! I could add mulch or decorative touches, but that is something we can cover the next time I put a garden together. I hope you enjoy making your own little garden!

 

Check out more of Keby's gardening tips and plant facts in every Print Edtion of Moo-Cow Fan Club.

Kiweenie's picture

Whoops!!

Sorry Keby! You should have told me you were taking all those pictures. I could have gotten out of the way!

F.W.'s picture

Nice Garden

I like the way you decided to lay out the plants too Keby. I hope you don't mind, but sometimes I sit by your shade garden and practice my flucorder. It's nice and cool on hot days.

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