Okay. I planted all 760 seeds into peat pots yesterday. Going to thin them out to 120 plants that will go outdoors eventually.

Due to my trip, I’m running a month behind. Which would put me at transplanting these a couple weeks before monsoon hits. Guess watering won’t be an issue.

Container 1 is getting close to done. All six corners of the frame are level.

I installed chicken wire underneath as a gopher countermeasure and started mixing the soil for the container.

I need 32 cubic feet to fill each space. The dirt that I dug up is pretty heavy. The first six inches, where the gophers live, was well turned up. At about a foot it was so compacted it might as well be rock. So I’m mixing in roughly 8 cubic feet of manure, 8 cubic feet of coconut husk, and then 16 cubic feet of the original dirt (after sifting for rocks).

Well the winter potato project is now done. I gave them an extra six weeks and they were looking pretty sad by the end.

End result from nine fingerling potatoes is 1900g of tatters.

Progress thus far… just one corner left to level on the first container. Then cover the bottom with wire and fill the box in.

Starting to think three of these is a bit too ambitious.

Started the weekend project of building the raised beds. First step is linseed oil applied to all the boards.

Tomorrow is the bit I am not looking forward to which is going to be leveling the space.


Time for a 2022 post

I am a very remote software engineer and when not dirtbagging around the American west, I'm living and working from a cabin in the white mountains of Arizona at an elevation of 8,200 ft. Yes, it snows here.

I am here for the community and chatting about whatever is going down on local.

Recently getting into , but I also post about what I'm (and would be glad to discuss anything that I'm reading), work venting, ocassional opinions on the state of . I keep a and like to share my writing from it. I'm interested in topics of , , , and panpsychism, but don't have much to say.

I get sucked into posting about way more than I like. I'm open to a wide range of viewpoints within reason, but know that my own position is rather far to the left and my views on property ownership fall very much into an camp.

Looking forward to meeting many of you in person at this year's HOPE.

Materials for the raised beds arrived!

I’m glad I went with freight delivery. No way this would fit in the Tacoma.

Canoe for scale

Priced out from home depot website constructing three one-foot deep 4 ft. x 16 ft. raised beds -- lumber, rebar, manure/compost mix, T-stakes and fencing for keep the elk out -- comes out to $950.

But I'd also need to go pick it up, and at 160 miles round trip that comes out to $40 in gas (not to mention a whole day of travel). It's almost worthwhile to just pay the $80 freight delivery.

On my way to making the cabin look like the background of a Ghibli film.

I haz seeds.

Still a month out before I can start them. But I figure having them in hand will inspire me to go outside and start digging up a space for the garden.


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