Where Did it Start?
This area was pretty much open when we moved in in the February 2019. The trees that were a loose hedge were bare opening up onto a huge field.
You can read about this area in this blog Making Every Bit Of Space Usable. Building A Long Planter Raised Bed
We had to get this area fenced in asap so the kids were safe from roaming deers, dogs or anything else that bounded across the field to us.
What Did We Do?
After getting the fence and gate up to make it an enclosed space, this was originally for a sensory play area for our eldest, Clayton (then 12) Autistic son to have water tables and tubes, sand tables with measuring and weighing items to cover his Home Education too.
That was until we found out his love for the garden, planting seeds, watering, harvesting, so this area then became our Kitchen Courtyard Herb Garden, which still only have half of the area done. This area sat doing nothing for a few months before I cleared it again and started getting some herbs in.
How Did We Do It?
There was already a part retaining wall at the end, which was so cute and perfect to start the herbs right there, I bought some ready made little wooden edging, painted with Cuprinial Black paint and hammered the attached stakes in place to make it a little higher to plant in.
What Did We Plant to Start With?
In the first year 2019-2020 (April-April) nothing happened this area wasn’t ready. Fencing went up Oct ish in 2019 & sat doing nothing until the following year.
The following year, April 2020 we got started after clearing, weeding it all again & planted a row of herbs & broad beans. I wasn’t really sure if this area would get enough sun to grow in, so this first year was a bit of a observation year.
What Did We Plant Next?
Next We Built Another Fence Planter
Using the same methods as in the blog Building a Mini Food Forest in a Small Area. Ours is On A Fence
To be continued….
Look out for Part 2 where we built a large planter in the middle & added our inspirational milk carton vertical growing fence or check out the No Waste Wednesday Blog -No Waste Wednesday-How We Grow Food in a Vertical Garden Using Milk Cartons On A Fence
THIS BLOG COVERED:
Yr 1 – April 2019- April 2020
Look out for blog post for Yr 2 – April 2020- April 2021
Look out for blog post for Yr 3 – April 2021- April 2022
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