Greenhouse Progress – Wood Chips

November 1, 2020

We added wood chips around the retaining wall side of the greenhouse. The pile up at the entrance had to be moved. On Wed. November 11 we are having Darren from Small Tractor Services move drain rock there, closer to the wall.

My project was to start on the back wall behind the other greenhouse. As I was digging out the hillside, we decided to build the wall using redwood 4×4 posts and 2×6 boards rather than doing the locust style. We want to match the wall already there, behind Bee Haven. We have the wood stored. Luckily, a woman we bought a cattle gate from yesterday gave us her wood as they are moving, so we scored redwood 4x4s. Perfect to use here.

I dug out two holes so it’s ready to go for cementing in the posts. There will be an opening to walk up the hillside, and we’ll eventually smooth out the dirt and figure out a stair system.

The nice 6×6 redwood rough cut posts will be saved for another project! We look forward to making this area a nice planting zone for the bees.

As I look up the hillside, there are so many small bay trees and non-native berry bushes that grow out of control with sunlight from trees being removed. More hillside clearing as we want to plant apple trees and perennials. Happy Planting in Spring!

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2.5 acre permaculture with heritage orchard, organic gardens, redwood forest, and riparian corridor along Love Creek at the base of Ben Lomond mountain, San Lorenzo Valley, Santa Cruz County.
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