While I have enjoyed the experience of our first year vegetable plot, I am pondering the decision to move it from the donated site to my back yard for next year. There are two primary factors leading to my questioning the current setup.
1) Distance – while it is not very far away – 10 minutes maximum by car, it is still a bit to go over there do our thing and then come back
2) Maintenance - with the homeowners being busy with their own projects/situations, it is not reasonable to expect them to perform any maintenance. With my limited visits, work doesn’t get accomplished in a timely manner.
That said, it does have its advantages primarily plenty of space and super fertile soil.
If I were to relocate it to my back yard it would have a cascading impact on my yard and how I use it.
I could just plant in the back in the empty space – but that would be quite small. How small? I have to measure.
I could take out some of the sun perennials and move them to the front of the house. This would give me more space for food production. It would also take a great deal of effort and negate about seven years of work/growth.
Additionally should I move more plantings to the front, it would restrict the space I have for a rather complex Halloween display that has been a passion the last five years, though the Halloween bug may have run its course.
This is a difficult decision. Stay tuned.
The Gastronomic Gardener
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