You can see that land just outside one edge slopes down to the pastures. The two closest beds contain herbs and the farthest bed houses the asparagus. I think we planted the asparagus in 04 or 05 and are now getting a pretty steady supply of spears. The compost bins are housed in another bed behind a small trellis. There is a keyhole garden directly behind the bench.
As much as I love growing herbs and vegetables, I have found that I work really hard getting things planted and then forget (i.e. ignore) this edible garden. Which leads me to my big dilema - what direction do I want to take here?
- This fall, we will be installing live oak trees along the pasture fenceline - should we extend the shade tree planting and make this a nice shady space?
- Simple rectangular raised beds?
- Something a little more naturalistic. I was reading another gardening blog, Hoe & Shovel, and her edible garden is as beautiful as the rest of the landscape. We have been ammending this soil for the past twelve years - I hate to waste all that effort on sod . . .