The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (For Gardens)

It’s early June and things are just about perfect in the garden — lush and green with produce slowly increasing each day.

It might not look too impressive now but these are early days for my forest garden. My neighbor was gone this morning so I snuck into their yard to grab an aerial shot. My hope is that in a few years most of the garden will be covered in a canopy layer aside from the main veggie plot in the middle.

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Down at ground level I can appreciate my vision for this place more.

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I’m feeling better about the clover now that I’ve got an efficient way of keeping it under control. With a mower and weed whacker it only takes about 30 minutes to cut and I get enough green manure to cover all of the veggie beds.

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And the pathways look fantastic.

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The raised beds I built are working out nicely. One is full of herbs, and this one is full of salad fixings — lettuce and several kinds of kale.

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But there’s always something to be neurotic about, and currently this top heavy acacia tree and its tendency to tip over in the wind is keeping me awake at night. Here’s to some serious trunk thickening this summer!

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