I am right in the midst of the whole 2014 garden thing again! And it seems like spring comes, and then I am suddenly thrusted into the larger picture and find myself wanting to just till a small garden spot, and throw the plants in it.
Instead, I am going to stay focused, and continue to remind myself that I am doing the work for the future of the soil. That I am not going to sell out and just "plant a garden" knowing that I am tearing away the life from the soil. That I am actually trying to do something that BRINGS life back to this hard, clay ground.
These are the permanent rows that are going in the third garden spot. They appear diagonal but they are actually curved in an "S" shape. We lay a two foot wide path of manure down and then space them with a two foot walking path that is covered with mulch. This week I am in the process of covering the beds so that the grass and weeds won't have a chance to get any larger than they already are.