Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Herb Garden

We are currently preparing an herb garden adjacent to the halfway house.  Once it is complete our Bay Oaks Garden Club will take it over and grow fresh herbs and possibly vegetables down the road for Chef to use.  Below are some pictures of our progress.

The area tends to hold water so we drilled drainage holes through the concrete wall to allow extra water to escape.  The 2 inch gravel layer below the soil acts as a drain to keep the soil from staying overly saturated.
spreading gravel drainage layer

We used a mix of native topsoil, organic garden mix, sand and mulch to form the soil used in the garden.
soil mix being placed over gravel

soil mix spread and ready for irrigation installation

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