I've lamented to you before about our rocky top mountain soil, but those same irritating rocks do come in handy for quick little projects like this:
|Jay complimented my fanciness with the white rocks.|
We lugged that fire grate out with us from California, I stole the decorative white rocks from under the holly bush in the front yard, and, of course, the surrounding red rocks were laboriously dug out from my little fall/winter garden below.
Notice how I've only included close-up shots? Yea, that's because the rest of the garden is looking a little sad. Things are growing verrrry slowly, which isn't surprising considering we're on the brink of winter, and I think I might have gotten a little overzealous with thinning in some spots. I also didn't mulch anything, instead relying on my make-shift greenhouse cover and wacky green lights, which may be slowing things down a bit.
Lastly, I probably should have utilized the approximately 3'x20' spot a little more efficiently by planting fewer varieties in larger quantities, but I consider this my test garden and am not going to beat myself up too much over it.
However, I did discover a couple of windows in the corn crib the other day (and relatively new ones, at that), so I'm going to hunt down a few bales of straw and rig up either a hot bed or cold frame (depending on if I can get some manure from the neighbors) and experiment with some winter planting.