Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Snow, rain, washouts...etc.

 It did snow a couple weeks ago, it didn't really cover much,  just dusted the parts where the shade lasts the longest and the ground is therefore cooler.  Good to see that my garden is going to be situated in the area where the snow didn't stick.

This should mean that i chose wisely situating it here, even though i do worry about the way the runoff channels the soil out there.

This is what i mean:

So the grass is this high now...

....And it kinda is helping.

Did some more wintersowing  research and found this site http://www.gardensandcrafts.com/wintersowing.html

I'm really gaining confidence that that method is going to be just the thing i need to get a good start on the season.


Faith said...

Yeah, that erosion is going to be slightly annoying to deal with. Have you got grass seed planted there?


icebear said...

just the rye. too cold for regular grass i think, the grass seed we had put down has not done a thing yet so i think its cause it has been too cool this time of year.
usually there is a deep channel through the middle of the yard before it breaks at the fence when it rains, but the rye did seem to slow the water down enough to prevent that this time. so that is an improvement.

icebear said...

oh, and i plan to plant some beach plum (great for erosion control) and medium bush blueberries along that fence, so that should help a lot...eventually!