After we killed Ms Papaya, we decided to re-do her bed but leave that 1 matured Curry Leaf Plant (Murraya Koenigii) growing as is, because she (I call her Ms Murraya) does provide shade to the wall in summer.
I’ve buried some well fermented bokashi in that bed before topping it up with topsoil and manure. Now it sits peacefully allowing some natural settling.
In the bed I have placed (vertically) 2 water pipes (each 1 ft long) with lots of holes drilled into them, to help with deep watering and a red 5-gal bucket with its bottom cut off. This is going to be a worm resort where those pet worms will be fed with bokashi and vegetable waste from the kitchen. They will live their lives in comfort, indulge in gourmet delicacies and in return, they will reward me with their treasured poop! Fair exchange, right?
So now, as summer comes to a close and the weather begins to cool ~ it’s time to “reforest” this bed with vegetables of the season… perhaps some Carrots, Daikons, Beets and Garlic amongst Tomatoes & Napa Cabbage … BUT I definitely want a couple of giant Collard Greens there ~ I just love Collards.