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The cool thing about not working from a plan is that you can design in real space and real time! When I decided to add a small patch of lawn between the pool decking and crushed gravel paths around the rectangular veggie beds, all we had to do was lay out the shape we wanted with a hose!

BTW, I plan on growing veggies in the “flowerbeds” along the house and fence too, so I’m not limited to the 2 4 x 10 ft. rectangles. They’ll come in handy for sprawling things like melons and squash, though. Mmmm… ‘Ambrosia’ cantaloupe and yellow crookneck squash… Get this– the veggie rectangle beds each have their own spigot, AND will be tied in with the irrigation controller. This means flexibility for watering (by hand, drip, etc.) and freedom to leave town without losing everything or having to hire a plant sitter!

The foreman and his assistants are being very accomodating and pleasant, especially considering the last-minute nature of some of my requests. I’m having a blast!

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