this was the plan. once i decided to turn my patch of unused space into a garden that will grow veggies to feed more than the occasional varmint i couldn't stop thinking about it.
and then, once i measured it out i had more space than i expected... now, it i am sure is going to seem like less once i start planting and things begin to grow, but right now i am pretty pleased.
i spent all of last monday and tuesday digging, sifting (until i decided that rocks in the soil are not all that bad) building, composting and covering with cardboard for the winter. my muscles were hurting something fierce on wednesday, and my left index finger still hurts and seems like it might for some time... but that's it and i am done with prep. i didn't expect to finish in two days so i was on a little high because of that. now, all i need to do is hunt some worms during the rainy days and toss them under the cardboard and let them do their business for the next 5 months and i will be set. that and some mulched up leaves and maybe some coffee grounds too.
the alley end of the bed is different than imagined. so is that lone post up toward the top sticking too far up.... i am going to plant herbs and things in the little outside triangle bits and work up an irrigation plan over the winter so i can have that ready to place when spring and planting comes... my huge downfall in gardening, both inside and out, is watering. it bores me. but, i have found that living things like water. and i did not bust my ass digging this beauty to have everything go to waste because i end up being too lazy.
hmmm. a metaphor for my life, possibly?
this is the list so far. of stuff to grow. squash is out, expect maybe patty pan or one if it's close heirloom cousins. but they take up a lot of room and i need that room for the list.
and there might be some asparagus up at the top of that little rock wall. it would be experimental but what the hell... i might as well try.
crop reports to follow from here on out.