Isn’t that such a romantic word?
As I drift off to sleep each early spring night, I imagine myself blissfully working in the garden.
My hair is brushed, my cheeks are pink and everything is green with promise.
And then I wake up the next morning and realize that work in the garden really looks like this:
For the past couple weeks, I have been highly preoccupied with rock.
You see, I need lots and lots of big, heavy rock to build one of these:
This structure is called a “keyhole” and it’s the only way I plan on vegetable gardening for the rest of eternity.
What’s a keyhole, you ask?
It’s a revolutionary invention for people like me who live in dry, barren lands and who also want a garden. A keyhole is essentially a raised bed that is designed to support a lot of plants with very little water. The dimensions are very specific as are the layers of material that fill the bed.
I look forward to the “filling” part, but for now, my nails are ripped and my back aches from figuring out how all these big, heavy rocks are going to fit together….
Whaddya think? I’m thinking of calling it “Smith Henge.” 🙂
To be honest, I actually need to break all this down and start over again because I recently acquired even BIGGER rocks that would be better suited for the bottom layer.
All this to say that I have missed sharing recipes and thoughts and cat pictures with you all, but for the next couple weeks, it’s just me and these rocks!
Cannot WAIT to show you the finished product complete with tutorial, though, because…EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE A KEYHOLE GARDEN!!!!
If you are interested in building a raised bed of any sort, but have $0 for materials, check out the “free” section of Craigslist.
That’s where I picked up this limestone. A whole trailer bed full of rock for FREE! (A $200+ value!)