Mrs ERJ suggested that she wants to have her kitchen garden north of the house instead of having it as part of the larger garden.
|This is the plot she selected
|After mowing and pulling up landscaping fabric from earlier efforts
|After tilling. I planted turnip seeds in the raw soil. Young turnip plants are succulent and easy to till. They will collect any nutrients that would otherwise leach and will capture carbon to enrich the soil.
And, since I was on a roll...
|The swath immediately to the west of Mrs ERJ's plot is an overgrown plot of what used to be garlic.
|Assorted fruit-tree rootstock and other desirable trees had popped up in it. I saved all of the ones I saw.
I will not till the garlic patch but let the survivors volunteer.
The Kitchen Garden
Mrs ERJ has firm beliefs about what works for her. She likes 100 square-feet. She likes one Sweet Baby Girl cherry tomato. She likes one zucchini plant. She loves Super Sugar Snap Peas. This year was a bust for SSSP in the new spot.
The patch I tilled was about 600 square feet so I will have to find something short that she will let me grow next to her garden. It must be something that is not appealing to rabbits, woodchucks and deer.