So I’m using a barely changed version of garden layout #2 to move forward. That gives me the chance to start laying out my next steps for the garden:
- Apply for the tree removal permit
- Materials list for raised beds and polytunnel
- Go through all materials in backyard and set aside pieces I can use for #2
- Have tree removed (apparently there isn’t much of a waitlist right now)
- Determine amount of soil, compost and gravel we need for beds and paths and get quotes
- Plan for irrigation system and cost out.
- Once bin is gone get all materials in one spot out of the way
- Have all the soil and gravel delivered before beds are put in
- Build beds!
So not much at all. Right? ACK!
I put together the tree permit today. I like the questions it asked. At least I can do this feeling like I’m not just randomly cutting down trees without thinking it through. The arborist didn’t think we’d have any difficulty getting our permit, and is going to come give a free quote when I have it in hand. I think I’m going to plan on doing those shiitake logs, choose a good branch to go into the run for the chickens to play on and have the rest mulched to add to paths etc. I shouldn’t have to dispose of anything else that I can think of.
So, what do you think – have I missed anything? Think I can do this in time to start planting/transplanting in time? Anyone interested in helping out?
Speaking of helping out, I’m going to be working with a high school student volunteer when building the chicken coop in May or so. I wonder if there are other students who could get the credits they need by working on the garden? Anyone know?