This was awhile ago, but at least it’s an update. I have 3/4 of my raised beds planted with spring lettuces, carrots, onions, radishes, potatoes and other things. I decided to get going on the 15′ x 15′ herbaceous section of my plot. I wanted the “back” of my garden to be raised up and higher than the front. I used field stone and a few other types of stone to build my walls. They were not symmetrical, but I wanted one on either side of the garden. I also began to lay out the course of my path.
My walls are complete. I used the soil that I removed from the wall-area and the path to create other small mounds. I used leaf mulch to cover the surface until I got my plants to put in. I also seeded the bare spots in the lawn with a mixture of grass seed I had left over from last year’s work. I used wheat straw on top of the seed to protect it from the intense sun, to reserve moisture and so people can see that I have seeded there. For some reason, it seems like most people are attracted to the straw and step on it anyway, not knowing that I sowed grass seed there. It’s not a big deal. I guess it’s just a Lancaster County thing. 🙂