Placed an order with Johnny's seeds. I am such a mess - I have written down in about 10 different places the stuff I want to grow, how I want to grow it and what I need to order and what I have (couple years old now, but I'm still going to try the seeds). So I ordered tomatillos seeds (and will collect them for next year, too). Chard, carrots, peas, some other stuff and asparagus! Not seeds, the roots and 25 of them so my focus right now should be where they are going to go and getting that ready for when they arrive. Right after ordering them I had a pang of fear that I'm going to have to move again before they bear anything for us. This happened at our last houses. The new owner will probably be mortified by the phallic spears emerging from the ground in the next month or two.
So I have all of the kitchen scraps from the winter and could do a lasagna garden thing, but I'm not convinced this is the best thing for the asparagus plants. It could get to hot with the decomp, it could not get all the nutrients it needs, b/c the little bugs are busy breaking down. So, I think I might do a little lasagna thing at the bottom, but use a lot of finished compost up higher. (I'm planning to build a raised garden bed). SO, where the heck should it go. There is a spot that would get full sun most of the day, and is sort of protected by bushes in the winter.
raised bed pros:
neat and tidy, which i never am.
keeps out animals, especially when surrounded by rocks. what kind of rocks do I want? maybe the bricks from the garage? Maybe some slate?
keeps me space conscious, except I already predict that I will stick all seedlings in ground even if it means in the middle of the garden next to the garage getting very little sun.