Veggie Garden Under Construction

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© Ron LaFond
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UploadedAugust 1, 2011
TakenJuly 30, 2011
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS 40D
Exposure1/60 sec at f/16
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length17 mm
ISO100
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I was telling Chris C. a couple of weeks back that I wanted to get a veggie garden in and he suggested I should document it. So here we go.

I got an email from one of my students last week about taking out Bermudagrass from a community garden plot he just acquired. He doesn’t want to use an herbicide so I told him how I do it. I'm taking out St. Augustine turf the old fashioned way - a shovel and a spading fork. This is the way I told him to go about it.

He put down a sheet mulch of cardboard and brought in a mulch to cover the sheet mulch. Unless you’ve got an inexhaustible supply of leaf mulch like our friends in the eastern U.S. or happen to be near horse stables, this is going to be costly. And all this will do is inhibit water infiltration into the soil and bury the Bermudagrass for a short period of time. Eventually it’s going to creep out around the perimeter of the sheet mulch and he’s going to have to be dealt with. There is no easier, softer way.

Canon 40D
EF 17-40mm L
17mm
F/16
1/60 sec.
ISO-100
Manual
Using a tripod and a remote trigger.

12 responses

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (2 Aug 2011):

    Rockin' JPG's Theme Park (in a most constructive way).

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (2 Aug 2011):

    Cool Entry!

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (2 Aug 2011):

    Wow, what a job that is..... I have problems with crabgrass/wiregrass..... it is terrible here, and so hard to get rid of! Awesome entry!!!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (2 Aug 2011):

    great entry Ron. lots of hard work i'm sure!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (2 Aug 2011):

    Excellent entry, Ron

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (4 Aug 2011):

    Wow! A lot of work, but worth the effort, when you're dining on those delectable veggies you'll have grown! Perfect entry, Ron!!

  • Dunja Kolar

    Dunja Kolar gave props (4 Aug 2011):

    excellent photo

  • Tom Piorkowski

    Tom Piorkowski gave props (6 Aug 2011):

    Great entry Ron, good a great story.

  • misha otaared

    misha otaared gave props (8 Aug 2011):

    ron, i hope you continue to document the process -- this is a lovely, down-to-earth image

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (8 Aug 2011):

    Victory Gardens now!!!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia gave props (10 Aug 2011):

    fantastic!!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (11 Aug 2011):

    Looks like hard work that will reap rewards with fresh veggies : ) Great for the theme, Ron!

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