I haven’t been in the workshop much. Instead I’ve been digging in the garden. We have this area where we’ve tried have a vegetable garden, but it’s never really worked out. Between water cuts, bugs, diseases and local animals we rarely get anything we can actually eat.
A couple of weeks ago Heather and I went to see Filoli. This is an old estate south of San Francisco with wonderful gardens. It’s a favorite place of ours. One of the gardens they have is called, “The cutting garden,” which supplies cut flowers for the estate. That’s when the idea hit me, instead of being frustrated trying to do a vegetable garden, why not a cutting garden?
We love flowers and they do well in our yard so with the Filoli inspiration we’ve started to convert the little veggie plot. Here’s what it looks like at the moment:
The plan is to rebuild the planter into a number of smaller boxes, improve the drip irrigation and enclose the whole thing in a wire cage to keep the local squirrels, raccoons and possums at bay. This last weekend I dug out much of the poor soil that was here and started cleaning up the area. Heather started some seedlings that we’ll transplant here in a few weeks.
More on this project as the weeks go by.
If you need me – I’ll be out back,