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Wild Homesteading - blog post delayed due to new garden

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Hey all! Just a heads up for those of you that follow my blog each week. The post this week was delayed due to me spending my whole weekend "finishing" my new kitchen garden. Which is fitting since this week's blog post is all about planning your garden in regards to location, type, etc.

I will have a blog post up by the end of the day and a post here on permies to go along with it.

But in the mean time I thought I would give you all a sneak peak on my new kitchen garden! It consists of 3 large beds with roughly 330 square feet of growing space. The garden features habitat areas (snags, rocks, native planting zones) for beneficial critters. In addition each bed is a large hugelkultur bed--I dug down so the beds are roughly 3 feet deep and there is a ton of large pieces of wood in each bed (mixed well rotted and some fresh).

As it stands the only cost for the garden was my time/energy and gas to pick up the wood! I will be adding a bit of organic compost to jump start the beds and of course I have to buy plants (already got seeds) and buy some material for trellises. But this is still a very low price for approximately 330 square feet of growing space.

Next steps are to finish mulching the inside area of the garden and the area surrounding the garden. I will be using burlap bags covered with wood chips for that.

Anyways, sorry for the delay in getting the blog post out but I hope you enjoyed the sneak peek on the garden. I will be making a post here on permies all about the new garden once I have time.
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Looking at the garden from just outside my backdoor
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Another view of the garden
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One of the new habitat areas - this area will be planted with native edible vegetables.
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