I have almost completely closed down the garden. There is a bit of lettuce in the left half (as seen here) of bed #4. Leaves, straw and grass clippings are mulching most of the beds.
The land here is on an incline. The viewer’s perspective is the lowest point before stepping off into a creek. Beds 5 & 6 are about two or three feet higher up the hill than bed 1. The creek flooded several times this year, completely covering over beds 1 and 2 and sometimes infiltrating the edges of beds 3 and 4. That’s not so good for plants.
For the 2009 season:
- Bed 1 will be removed.
- The walls of bed 2 will be raised from 6 inches high to 18 inches high.
- Beds 3 and 4 will be raised from 6 inches high to 12 or 14 inches high, whatever my measurements tell me after I get a water level out there.
- Beds 5 and 6 will be raised a bit too…perhaps 4 or 6 inches higher.
- Beds 7 and 8 will be added farther up towards the house, (creating the issue of there being no bed numbered 1) constructed of 2x6s or 2x8s.
There’s not a whole lot left to do except plan next year.
This shot gives some idea of the gentle south-facing slope.