The potatoes took and grew and grew. I started looking at the lawn as a potential vegetable bed. It is the only spot I get any sun on soil. The rest falls on the bitumen areas. Then my son kindly dug some swales for me above the rows of potatoes to halt the runoff of water down the slope. These I dug deeper on my own and filled with what hand chopped twigs, leaves and straw mulch that I could within my own yard. More will have to be added.
The potatoes kept growing and next thing I knew I was cardboard layering the grass between the rows and putting down compost and more straw. I have tried some seeds as well as plants but there isn't much happening at the moment. I don't expect to get back to doing the grass in this area and have plans for a corn patch there next year when the soil is softer and the grass dead.
|The Lawn Bed Growing Potato Peelings|
|Swales are the slightly lower lines above potatoes.|
|Plenty of Straw for the little bird to throw around.|
|Support Stakes from Branches|
|1kg of Raspberries. Picking half this each day.|
|Yummy with Cream|