|Mulch pile right after delivery|
|This is the yard before we started planting|
In May I had a load of mulch delivered for free from a tree service for use under our trees and in the yard. We have been slowly, but surely using this pile and have almost made it all the way through the pile. Once I have used this I'll call around and see about getting another load as it's worked so well in helping our new plants and trees to really get established even with the heat we've had lately.
|The girls helping as we first started to work on the pile|
|Me loading one of MANY wheelbarrow loads of mulch - got my workout daily here|
Here are some photos of our first plantings on May 17th, then the progress on June 22, and finally how things have grown and been added to as of today. In my next post I'll show some of the produce we've already harvested to date.
|May 17th my first two banana circles are planted|
|June 8th and more planting beds are in and the squash has begun to grow from the compost piles in the center of the banana circles along with the sweet potatoes and bananas|
|June 22cd our mulch pile is dwindling. The bamboo along with spider lily, cape plumbago and iris are in a new planting bed in the front.|
|The front of the house and what's left of the pile today|
|Going, going- almost gone. The bamboo has really grown and I've added to this planting bed|
|The banana circles and other beds today|
|Yard from the back side looking towards the house. The tall plants on the right are my giant golden amaranth. They are just beginning to flower and I'm looking forward to collecting the seed to use in a larger planting bed later.|