Diggin' in the Dirt
May 28, 2009 4:27 pm
Updated: May 28, 2009 9:49 pm
The backyard has a few spots that get pretty good sunlight.
For whatever reason, I had it in my head that the best thing for the garden and the yard would be to have it up against a wall of either the fence, the house, or the outbuilding. The Missus, however, deftly pointed out that the best spot would make it easily accessible from all sides for tending.
Makes sense and is even obvious once it's pointed out to ya. Of course, I'm just slow to think of things some (most) times.
We initially had decided on an 8x2-foot rectangle and dug it up, but shortly thereafter realized we needed to be twice as wide for spacing purposes. Hence, we doubled the digging session. It seemed like it was going to be a lot more work than it actually was.
It turns out that there is a strategy to spacing the items in your garden. Actually, it's more like a it's a requirement. It's just another one of those reasonable things that should be obvious, but wasn't until I thought about it for a second. It did make me wonder just how much yard we'd have to dig up to really, really grow enough food to make a significant contribution to our annual produce budget.
Of course, that's only a small point of why we're doing this in the first place, but the idea of a successful first go-round has me dreaming of more, more and more...