I know it has been a long time coming, but finally I can say my garden is void of all flowers and plants, tilled and ready for step three!
Work hit a lull as I was caring for my daughter, who has hit a phase where she must be held it she freaks out. With progress so slow, and a having a tractor with a bucket on loan from my husbands uncle, my husband took pity on me and used the bucket to tear up the remaining 1/4 of the bed. I transplanted out a few nice plants first though- some really nice echinacea, bee balm, and some beautiful, bushy ground cover that had gorgeous red flowers. I’m not sure what kind of plant the latter is actually, I’ll have to post a photo and see if any one knows!
I am designing pathways with all of the bricks we have from the old bed borders to make it easy for me to get in and around all my vegetables next year. We also added one if our old wine barrels as a decorative piece, as well as a table top for tools or freshly picked crops!
The bricks are just set out for now, once I ensure I have enough for the pattern I want, I’ll make sure they are all evenly spaced and level, and then we will brush in some pea gravel or stone dust (haven’t decided which yet) to help keep weeds down and keep the path in place.
I’m really happy with the progress so far, and I can’t wait to see all our vegetable plants in it next year!