I have deserted all but the Boysenberry and raspberry bushes and the fruit trees. The self sufficient ones. I have kept up on getting the soil worked up there. I really need to do studying about what to do up there. Everything either gets eaten by the ground squirrels or the invisible flying and night crawling bugs.
I have been composting the upper garden section by section. Let me show you and explain. I use this method because I leave the pile and build up on it. Here it is but my piles rarely get higher than 3 feet.
Baby Story on Composting :
The pile is turned after 6 weeks and again after 12 weeks to allow air to penetrate so that the heap will heat up properly. After 3 months, the compost is finished and ready for application to the soil.
Materials to Compost
|Browns = High Carbon||Greens = High Nitrogen|
Stems and twigs, shredded
|*Avoid weeds that have gone to seed, as seeds may survive all but the hottest compost piles.|