|Garden Project, Day 5
||[May. 25th, 2009|10:08 pm]
We focused on the garden today and made quite a bit of progress...
Walls built up to height except for the end cap which was left open so we could get the wheelbarrow in and out. Also have the netting posts in place except for the back corner. (This is the state the walls finished the day in, too.)
We then started hauling dirt. What's the greatest part about hauling dirt?
Wheelbarrow rides! This kept Tim amused for a while as we went back and forth with the loads of soil. (As Kit points out, technically we went back and forth while the soil only went forth, hence the net progress.)
In yesterday's post, I mentioned the faucet that's remotely located for no good reason. Today I actually got some pics of the minimalist trail I made.
This is the new trailhead. It starts at the upper lawn area and heads up the little hill flowerbed and between the ferns.
The trail bends after passing those ferns and ducks between a tree and leafy bush. You can actually see the faucet in this picture. No, really. See the leaning crook of white PVC just left of the tree trunk? The one back behind those bushes and branches?
Yep. I don't know why someone thought that the one faucet not connected to the house should be way up here where it's completely inaccessible. *grumble*
Anyhow... back to the garden! We started moving in the dirt:
Here you can see the bed with most of the dirt hauled up. I'll need to lay the last 5 bricks (after I buy more concrete) before we can get this end filled in.
But this was enough that we could (FINALLY!) start planting.
We've got (front to back) alpine strawberries, broccoli, lettuces, and beans. I'm glad we got as far as we did since it meant we could finally get these out of their pots.
The one other thing we'd like to get is blueberries. Also not shown are some assorted herbs and clover (just decorative) that we will probably stick in the top holes of the cinderblock.
So the upper bed is almost done. A couple more bags of concrete and a handful of bricks and the last of the dirt. And there's no rush about building the lower-level bed, either, as our plants are in the ground now.
I got a lot of exercise this weekend, my muscles are letting me know. Now to get a good night's sleep before heading back to work tomorrow. Hope everyone else had a nice Memorial Day weekend, however you spent it. Cheers!