Terracing the Allotment

Dear Liza,

Saturday morning was our last sunny day for a week, and I headed out for a walk around the park to enjoy it. But on the way, I got distracted.

Bill lives right next door to my allotment in the Blair Community Garden and had put out some old cedar fencing to give away. As we chatted, I realized that they were exactly the right size for the terraces I had been thinking about for my garden. With Bill’s blessing, I picked up four and, abandoning the park, set to work.

Fetching a small trowel from the shed to save my hands, I started in.

I knew right where to dig. These terraces will make flat areas within my sloping plot, making it easier to water properly.

I folded up two burlap sacks to use for narrow pathways for when things start getting Big and Green, with the lavender and cat mint sitting pretty to show me where things can fit in between.

The rain started after I got home, and it is supposed to continue for several days. I’m glad I got this piece of hardscaping done. Now, once the rain lets up, I can put seedlings and seeds in and get this growing season really popping!


Grandma Judy

Author: Judy

I am a new transplant to Portland from Salinas, a small city in Central California. This is a blog about my new city.

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