It’s time to consider more garden space. We are also looking at some less labor-intensive space.
Here’s our plan. We mowed four foot wide strips with four foot wide grassy areas. The spacing is such that we’ll till up four foot strips and have grassy steps in between so we’ll be able to do tractor work and keep the tires on the grass instead of in the garden. So we mowed down the new garden strips and loaded it with compost, then covered it with black landscape fabric to kill the grass by next spring. This picture shows a couple of strips covered, a couple with compost, and a couple just mowed.