189 Photos - Oct 7, 2013
Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: summer squashPhoto: Photo: water feature/bug habitat coming alongPhoto: Photo: winter squash, fennel, potatoPhoto: winter squash, fennel, potatoPhoto: beet berryPhoto: beet berry- can't wait to taste itPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: alpine strawberries will be used as ground cover in this small bed that is between the mandala beds- these areas will be used for trees where possible.Photo: Photo: potatoes coming up from peelings and potatoes that had sprouted in my drawerPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: new water feature started in the insect hotel number # flowers will go all around it eventually so it's more hiddenPhoto: mail box will have morning glory on it, hopefully.Photo: water station by the tree there- and toad pool. I'm going to plant a clematis there to hide it allPhoto: unfinished insect hotel bedPhoto: Photo: cover crops needing to be cut- bare bed will be mulchedPhoto: Photo: peas along fence, radish, spinach, onion- other stuff in there just babies you can't see yetPhoto: sitting nook- a mess!Photo: clean up time- got my mailbox up for hand tools though, but everything is a mess out there!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Old compost bin area should be good to grow in this year. I may pot up a mobile cold frame there. It depends on how much sun will hit there by mid March and April. Since I was already laying newspaper in the bed next to it I'm going to do the same in the corner and bin area- that was a weedy place last year.Photo: Photo: last leg of exterior path of mandala!Photo: worked on a bed outside mandala- probably asparagus, cold frame and such. layered leaves, unfinished compost from last year, and  will add remainder of purchased soil.Photo: outside path is getting close to being finished!Photo: taken from center bed in mandalaPhoto: planted some bulbs in the insect hotel bed (tree stump) and you can see the exterior path is getting there!Photo: main path done almostPhoto: huge rolls of unprinted newspaper from our local paper- free! No worries about ink!Photo: Photo: better cameraPhoto: better cameraPhoto: better cameraPhoto: better cameraPhoto: better cameraPhoto: leaf depotPhoto: will be cold frame areaPhoto: bed outside the mandala- much more space than i thought I'd havePhoto: this stump and surrounding area will be an insect hotel. I'll add some nesting places for lacewings, ladybugs, tiny wasps, etc. Frogs, toads too. Around it will be flowers that they love- yarrow, for one, which also has great leaves for speeding up compost!Photo: another bed outside the mandala- probably will be berry shrubs- like honeyberryPhoto: good view of the main pathPhoto: compost area moved- tree trunk in the front will be another insect hotelPhoto: Photo: Photo: southwest corner bed from different viewPhoto: interior paths almost done :)Photo: same bed outside mandala- southwest cornerPhoto: cover crops are coming in well- hopefully they'll do some good- will have to resow in springPhoto: Photo: interior paths almost donePhoto: unfinished bed- I moved the compost bin system and am putting a cold frame it- at the far end therePhoto: path to mandalaPhoto: panoramic taken from the center mandala bedPhoto: from northeast cornerPhoto: from southeast cornerPhoto: from southeast cornerPhoto: looking northeast- towards the house (brown)Photo: deer fence posts are in :)Photo: looking southPhoto: used better cameraPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Adding soil to each bed. Paths will be next. I picked up some cover crops and I'll sow those this week after some good watering. The mandala is starting to come together!Photo: the planPhoto: Photo: Photo: lot before work- looking north towards the housePhoto: before work- looking s/wPhoto: Wow, more tomatoes. I cleared a bed partially and planted some baby potatoes and peelings. Mulched it. I also planted a few garlic. Wiped me out after being sick so that's it today!Photo: Lots of tomatoes harvested for Schoolhouse ProducePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: bush beans and tomato planted in mandala bed 1Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Am I the only one that thinks seedlings are cute? Purple kohl rabi.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: