You also need to look back, see where you’ve come from to make sense of the forward journey. So on my way back from the market garden,heading south this is what I check out…..
Feels a little like structured chaos.
As of a few days ago, when I pause for a cuppa, looking north is a whole new adventure…..
That ply sheeting (which thankfully was sealed before the rain came) is the base layer for a whole new ecosystem. A roof to grow which if the engineering and the headspace required are anything to go by, is going to be absolutely incredible. Amongst the treasures going up, 50 m2 of no dig garden beds. An increase of 10% on the market garden ON THE ROOF.
Right now it feels like a helicopter will land any moment.
As I look up the hill and see little no dig beds, seedlings, figs trees huddling together, I have to think of far the garden has grown instead of how much work there still lies ahead. Such a humble start – a dozen pots hugging a northern wall 6 years ago and enough grass slashed to make a human sized nest for the whole family.
At least the roof top is clear and tidy.