Terracing the backyard

Planting in the First Terrace


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This shows the planting in the first terrace. The front (right) half of the bed is filled with mushroom compost and the back (left) half is built up with hardwood mulch. We did not fill the bed all the way to the top since we plan to top dress with more mushroom compost every year which will slowly bring the level up to the top. The planting consists of corn, beans, squash and sweet potatoes. Note that we have added a drip irrigation system. We are still experimenting with this concept and will have to see how it works out.