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Slowly but Surely

April 18th, 2013

Yesterday, I was finally able to spend time in the main edible garden that’s located above our garage/shop.  I started working on setting up the row system and marked the first one.  Two thirds of the new row was raked smooth and will be ready to plant when I need to.  I’m hoping to get some compost before adding anything, hopefully that will happen next week.  Since I didn’t have time to make any compost last year, I’ll be buying some this spring.  Next year I should have all I need.
Getting the Garden Ready 1
While I was marking my rows, I measured the back garden to get an official size.  It measured in at: 45 feet wide by 75 feet deep for a total of 3,375 square feet of gardening space.  Add to that the 50 I’ve got in the small potager behind the house, and I’m finally going to be able to grow a respectable amount of food.  These won’t be the only gardens, I’m in the process of putting in another one that will add around 500-750 square feet of edible gardening space. (How’s that for a view while gardening?)
Getting the Garden Ready 2
I was happy as a clam yesterday while soaking up some sun, measuring and laying out the crisp rows in my large vegetable garden.  It will be interesting to see how much I can fit into this space.

How much total edible garden space do you have?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.