since my last post i have completed a great deal in the new garden, in fact, we’re already enjoying some of the early risers such as lettuce, spinach, radishes and green onions along with several herbs and a small watercress garden.
to remind myself and fill in anyone following this here thingy – the following is a list in (close) chronology of what i’ve been up to:
- cleared the debris and weeds from bare land
- layed out landscape fabric (everywhere in the veggie garden area)
- build 3 – 4′ x 8′ x 12″ boxes and screwed together with 3 inch brass screws and corner supports.
- build 2 – 4′ x 4′ x 12″ boxes for herbs and strawberries
- build 1 – 2′ x 8′ x 12″ box for tomatoes and peppers
- add a transparent corrugated pvc roof over tomatoes (*buy at homedepot – half the price of rona!)
- putting it together
- 3 yards of rotted horse poop
- 4 + yards of very good mulched soil
- 3 yards of fir and hemlock mulch for ground cover between the boxes
- 125 feet of split cedar to fence of the garden from the yard and Max!
- in the boxes i planted:
- Box 1
- 2 rows of assorted lettuce
- Row of spinach
- 2 varieties of radish
- chives and curly parsley
- Box 2
- spanish onion sets
- beets 2 varieties
- carrots 2 varieties
- japanese green onions
- italian parsley from neighbour
- Box 3
- green and yellow wax beans
- lots of herbs including seeded dill and freebies from neighbour
- too many strawberries that took forever to feel at home
- 2 rhubarb
- 2 potted mints
- 3 barrels of cucumbers
- a 3′ x 8′ pea patch
- Outside the veggie garden i planted a row of yukon gold potatoes down the south side of the house
- a bed of basil – still iffy – i have it covered but too damn cold, i think
- 4 mounds of red runner beans for decoration along the fence
- i’ve also put in a lawn in the back mostly for Max to play and put up he cedar fence which is still in need of securing.
- being obsessed with Max, i laid out the shape for a future « west coast rain forest » garden and covered it with fabric to reduce the amount of dirt he tracks in.
i ache a lot:-)
…almost forgot: espalier apple (4 grafted varieties) and cheery (2 grafted varieties) tree, a pear tree with five grafted varieties and an italian plum.
i’m presently on the second seeding of beans, radishes and lettuce. all suggestions welcome. thinking what to plant next year already.
- Implementing the Kitchen Garden Planning ( part 1 ) (ourhomeinthewoods.wordpress.com)
- 5 Simple Ways To Start Growing Edibles (huffingtonpost.com)