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Constructing "green space" as well as an organic vegetable garden on asphalt for an Atlanta-based Community Outreach Non-profit organization.
Step 1. Select a spot that gets lots of daily sun. Build out a garden box using concrete blocks 4 X 12 X 14 (on sale here in GA for 25 cents apiece!...
Step 2. Pour a layer of mulch into finished shell/bed. Gardening on asphalt /concrete is possible but it is important to include these next few step...
Step 3. Lay unwaxed cardboard on top of mulch. The mulch & cardboard help cool the bed as a layer between the actual soil and asphalt.
Step 4. Construct a wooden frame within the concrete structure for landscape fabric to be affixed to. This will help retain the soil mixture within ...
Step 5. Layer the "lasagna" inside soil content with: a) dried leaves b) shredded paper c) compostable items such as egg shells, coffee grinds, fr...
Step 6. Place plants in top soil with 1 ft spacing and gently water the newly placed plants. We were planting heirloom tomatoes, marigolds, oregano ...
Step 8. Carefully add about a 2 inch layer of mulch on the top layer to retain moisture within the bed. Enjoy your garden and don't forget to water ...
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Posted:May 29, 2010
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