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Talk about lazy gardening! I got this idea from Starter Vegetable Gardens: 24 No-Fail Plans for Small Organic Gardens. I laid down some cardboard and newspaper right on the spot I wanted to plant. Then I hauled over some bags of garden soil/top soil and laid them on top. I sliced a big rectangle out of the top of each bag, leaving about a 2 inch frame of plastic, and took a large screwdriver and rammed it through the soil and the bags to punch drainage holes. Then I planted my okra seeds directly in the bags. Okra can take a lot of neglect and doesn't need the richest soil by any means, so hopefully they will sprout up and do fine. I soaked the seed overnight, which helps germination. After the growing season I can rip out the plants and dump the soil right in the same spot where the cardboard and newspaper will have decomposed and smothered out the weeds and grass underneath, and have good soil to plant in next year. At least that's the plan.
Linked to Tuesday Garden Party at Oregon Cottage