I have a small area I’m working on transforming this week.
This is what I started with:
And you can see what I did with the space in this video:
I like to work in manageable chunks. If you attack too much space all at once, you divide your efforts and it’s hard to really feel the transformation that’s taking place. Taking a smaller space from nothing to awesome is encouraging and really gets a project done. Better to have one highly productive garden bed than an acre of weeds because you bit off more than you can chew.
In this area I’m starting with coffee, bananas and a papaya tree. Next I’ll add arrowroot, Surinam purslane, gingers, turmeric, edible elephant ears, cannas if I can find them, plus whatever else I manage to pop in. I also plan to build a cool bench for the space so guests can have a shady spot to sit. I’m also waiting on mulch right now. Coming soon.
I really like the little banana corner:
I’ll post another video once the next phase is done.