I’m still waiting until the actual school year is finished before I can spend the kind of time I really need in the yard. Switching from one 500 square foot garden to a circular 24 foot plot has proved to be more of a challenge than I had originally thought. The circular garden plot has a 1 to 12 inch pitch down to the septic field of our yard. In order to make sure that all my seeds don’t run to the lower yard, I will need to build up the lower end and erect a retaining wall.
Once the garden is level my next challenge will be to clean up the debris left from burning for 9 years in this area. I know that the ground is fertile since there have been at least 6 volunteer daylillies that have appeared in the last 2 weeks or so. After a soil test – I’ll know for sure.
I’ve already started 3 kinds of tomatoes and 2 kinds of peppers. I have onion sets ready to plant and am planning to transplant purple sage and oregano. I also thought I would have thyme to plant, but it appears that the sage and oregano have overtaken the small 2 foot by 1 foot plot that had originally been home to one of my favorite spices to use in cooking. Thanks to a local garden center I know I’ll be able to replant a fresh crop.
Stay tuned. I’ll be posting pictures soon as well !!