Gardendote of the Day 2013-03-26
Here's another design challenge:
1. The design problem is way the heck in the back in the green outlined area, where I want to plant a bed of vegetables that will grow happily in perhaps 4 hours of sun. "The Shadow" is a always a problem, and there are trees to the East; the photo is facing East. So, right now the bed gets good morning sun, but it won't when the trees leaf out in the summer.
2. In the photo, the design problem is tiny and in the back because I wanted to show The Shadow in all its glory. And I also didn't want to tramp through all the snow in light shoes just for the photo...
3. I built the woodchuck fence before I understood that woodchucks can climb. As it turns out, my problem is not woodchucks but deer, or more precisely one or two deer. (Pests!!!!). I can string black fishing line from fence post to fence post around the garden; that way they run up against something they can't see in the dark, and they go away. But the green patch is outside the garden. So, add more posts? (That's work.) Netting?
Thanks, and thanks for the wonderful photos also...
NOTE Actually there's one more challenge:
4. This bed is far from my Zone A; being lazy, I don't walk far for no reason. So I'm wondering how to make myself walk down there. Maybe move the compost bin? Maybe get another compost bin?