from empty lot ….. to garden! The Bloomingdale Compound’s little slice of heaven.

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The first step is to bring in clean garden mix and place it at 18-24″ depth. 

It is important to not drive on the soil with equipment. The skidsteer placed the soil and did minor backdragging to grade it.  Hand shoveling was done to finish up the grade and fill in the corners.  Boxes will be built this week to keep the soil in place.

For the first year we’re planting lots of corn, beans that climb the corn, squash, beets, tomatoes, and greens.  There will be a raspberry & blackberry patch soon, bearing fruit next year.  We’ll espalier some apple trees on the fence at the front of the lot.

Over this first year, we will be building trellises for climbing edibles like cucumbers, various squashes, peas, and beans.  There will also be a pergola for heavier edibles like grapes.

To top it all off, we have an artist who will paint the fence with an amazing array of fun imagery!

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