So, you likely know I live on the side of a mountain. Any gardening I have done in and around this particular abode has been of the shrubbish variety, and most of that has been in pots. But with the recent emergency reno…I’ve ended up with a little built-in plot of earth adjacent to my deck. It’s an interesting triangular shape, and was built to accomodate a few little mountainside anomolies [like the huckleberry bush that sits in the middle]. I was originally planning to fill it with perennials, but a little $1.49 strawberry seedling won my heart this weekend, and it looks like I’ve now got a small, pretty-much-veggie garden.
[The bench is there to facilitate garden-side writing…of course!]
I’ve done up a little schematic of the planting, as you can see, just to keep track of the various sproutlings. It was important for me that we keep the huckleberry, since it is destination central for the hummingbirds around the joint, so the rest of the garden is planted around it. In sum, I’ve now got lettuce, carrots, radishes, green onions, tomatoes, mint, basil, strawberries and rhubarb all nestled snug in their beds. Will report back periodically of any successes achieved, first with feeding and nurturing, and then with keeping the wildlife at bay from the bounty.
I’d love to see YOUR garden plot shots, if you have ’em. Would be delighted to repost them here or link to them — just let me know!
Hoping for a couple of green thumbs up — wish me luck!