Tuesday, January 27, 2009

My 2009 Micro-Garden

So here it is, nothing fancy just 8 3x6 raised boxes. The beds are on a north and south axis; this area receives great sunlight throughout the day. I will use this small plot as my test site to learn from over the next couple of years with rotating crops, growing veggies verticals, and planting crop species that work well with one another. My compost is looking great and all my seeds are in. I have a schedule for every crop species on excel that can be planted in it's particular planting month. So between puking my guts out carrying my ranger buddy up cardiac hill and carrying logs through trails with a small team, I will get back to some me time and tend to my garden in much the same way a samurai warrior paid special attention to his flowers.
I guess with all the hooblah that is going on in the world having a warrior garden can do wonders with helping me control stress and maintain a more balanced.


ChristyACB said...

I'm also doing raised bed gardens using mostly Square Foot Gardening.

I'm curious, how wide are the paths between beds? Mine weren't wide enough the first year and it was heck getting stuff out when it was in full summer growth.

Good Luck and keep up withe pictures of your progress.

ATW said...

Christy-- thanks for your post.

My beds are approx "16 inches wide. I know I haven't given myself alot of room between them, but I will I try to plant the taller plants on the north side of the garden. This year is truly experimental. My goal is to transform my whole backyard into an edible landscape that produces year round veggies and fruits. Thanks for the post and BTW.. Awesome setup on your site with starting your seeds indoors. It looks really good.

Concrete Jungle LA said...

Best wishes on your garden! My city container garden is going quite well - there's lots of fun to be had in small spaces :)