The back garden plot is finally on its way. I hope to get the warm weather vegetables into the soil this weekend, as the cool veggies take the lead.
Interspersed with intentional planting are the allowed beneficial weeds: lambsquarter, shepherd’s purse, henbit, dandelion and goatsbeard. These serve to feed the pollinators as the vegetation and flora take their sweet time.
The permanent beds are built from a tilled space. I rake trenched the pathways, then covered them with landscape cloth, old rug scraps and thick straw. The beds have been lined with materials scavenged from both our yard and the neighboring lots, mostly tree limb scraps. This keeps the beds from being overly compacted, gives me a clean and weed free path, and allows establishment of perennials. I’m hoping that the trenched paths will also provide deep irrigation for the beds, as we’re likely to be in drought conditions again.
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I’ll post the front garden next…