Mon: Rain, cold – greenhouse – escarole- bok choy – tronchuda –
Tues: Bank –
Wed: SUN? start terraces – sow herbs (cil, dil, cher)
Thurs: Worm Hill – make granola –
Fri – bank – feed – laundry –
Sat – Bonnie
Back in 1996, when our Southern Rwy neighbors rebuilt the bridge out here, I used some of the scrap timbers they left, to terrace an inaccessible, hard-to-mow section of yard. Behind the old garden shed (gone now – Thanks David & Todd wherever you are!) it was sheltered from prevailing winds, caught early sun and drained well. Among other things, it raised the best Basil crop for the space, ever. Then it fell victim to teaching, family change, other projects….
Every couple years I would lop the small trees, cultivate out the quackgrass and sow something – arugula, cilantro, dill, the cool-weather herbs you never have enough of. This year, one of my most tireless friend/workers was telling me about her worm compost bins, and offered to help get me started with some. Puzzling over where to put them, I thought of this poorly used space.
Her idea has not only given me a good reason to get the ground back in shape, it’s given it a name!