Raised Bed 7 parallels raised bed 1 and is the same size. The concrete blocks are close to this location, so I completed half of the bed yesterday and I finished today. The winds kicked up again and it is gusting up to 40 mph. Tomorrow morning is supposed to be quieter, so maybe I can get a start on filling with deadwood. Both beds are 2 feet wide, inside dimension.
This is where my Three Sisters garden will be planted with dried corn, tepary beans, and pumpkin.
This is the trailerstead back patio and I took the photo from the porch. Once the cabin is in and the trailerstead removed, this will be enclosed as a greenhouse. The two final beds will be 8 feet longer, utilizing the space where the porch is now.
The proposed 2 car garage is right behind me, on the greenhouse north wall and a door will join the 2.
It is great to see the homestead bones start to show.
Today I started 24 Rocky Mountain Corn plant seeds for raised bed 7. These multicolored seeds are winter storage corn, not summer sweet corn. I will soak them in lye and turn them into posole. Next year I want to grow more so I have enough for ground cornmeal. I have a lot of meal, so only need enough for posole this year, plus seed corn.
The Blue Speckled Tepary Beans will be planted in situ during May, right before the monsoons.
I have already planted the pumpkin seeds in pots as well, and as of this morning they have not yet sprouted.
Still 5 weeks to my last frost date.
Raised bed 7 will be finished in plenty of time for warm season vegetables like corn, beans, and squash.