Winter ends, Spring begins, temperatures warm, the rains pause, and the winds calm. Time to be in the garden! As I have stated earlier, I am a Hobbit at heart, loving good food and gardening. Not only does Tolkien understand me, but apparently Cicero does as well.
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.Cicero
Reading and playing in the dirt are wonderful past times!
This year, I have three major gardening projects. First, finishing the wheelchair accessibility conversion of our garden by replacing our herb garden with a new raised bed.
Disassembling our previous low to the ground herb garden to prepare for the new wheelchair height raised bed.
Filling the Vego Garden wheelchair height raised bed with stumps, logs, sticks, and mulch before adding compost and soil using a method called Hugelkultur.
Vego Garden wheelchair height raised bed all set up and full of compost and soil. Also has a vermicomposter. The perennial herbs are in buried pots for now as the soil will settle for years as the hugelkultur composts underneath. I can pull out the pots each spring, fill in soil that settles then put the pots back in place. We will plant other annuals between the pots.
My second major project is starting to use our new greenhouse for seedlings and flowers. More to come on that as it gets up and going. Third project is adding rain barrels to the garden which I will share more in the future once the installation is completed. The systems is being installed this weekend.
Are you a gardener? If so, what are you doing in the dirt this year?
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