Our Market Garden is Born

This week we started work on our veggie garden, which will be located just West of our house, on a two thousand square foot slope that faces the sunset.

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This week I loaded the truck up with some fresh wood chips from a friend at church, which I spread on the lowest quarter of the slope, a first layer in the “lasagna” terrace I’ll be building over the next week or so.

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While I added the second layer of composted barn bedding to the lower tier, Jimmy used the tiller that I just inherited from my uncle to loosen the soil at the top of the slope, where there will be less “lasagna” layers.

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The terracing is going to be a lot of work, but in the end it will make a wonderfully rich set of beds with great drainage and a good use of water and fertilizer. The top layer will be a huge load of locally produced mushroom compost.

Jimmy also took down a big Ponderosa Pine tree, to give the garden a little more morning light.

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Would you like to lend me a hand? I’d love for you to be a part of my market garden’s first year!

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