Of course, the yard is a mess. We've been working on several projects which usually means that everything gets torn up before it can get put back together again. Also, I still haven't cleaned out the beds or prepped the for planting at all, so that had to be done before I could put any seeds in the ground.
While cleaning out this little bed in the backyard, I noticed a few roots...more like a few thousand roots...from our neighbors trees. Yep, they've grown up into the raised beds because that's where the water is. Ugh. Well, we're thinking that we'll have to empty out the beds completely (there are two raised beds in the back right now) and try to create a barrier for the roots. Any ideas? We're thinking a couple of layers of weed cloth stapled to the sides of the beds, but I'm not sure that will be strong enough.
Anyhow, I was determined to get some seeds in the dirt, so for now I simply tore up a ton of roots and threw some seeds in the bed . They all have a short season, so if need be, we can empty the bed once the beans and peas are done.
I planted favas, dwarf snap peas and some super sugar snap peas up against the wire trellis. I hope they all do well. I can't figure out if I'm too early for the peas, or too late for the favas. I guess I'll know in a few weeks, ha!?
Anyhow, below is a shot of the bed after I cleaned it out, stripped it of some roots and sowed a few seeds. Not too shabby ;-)