I dug some small plants from this old bed, as well as a few from the flower beds.
The new bed is planted with 30 young strawberry plants. I sprinkled a couple of trowels of compost around each plant, then watered them in with fish emulsion. The over wintered oregano, in the container, also got a drink of the fish fertilizer.
Then I tackled the junk corner. Remember this, from the other day?
My junk corner, with its bird protected lettuce bed.
The lettuce was moved to "The Thing" yesterday, so I dismantled the old bed and cleaned up the corner. A lot of soil was bucketed to the new future squash container, and the rest was raked to try to get the area semi-level. I had quite a bit of old straw left from last year, so I made a new narrow bed along the fence for planting....???? Maybe it can handle the tomato plants that I know I'll have left over. For now, the garlic will have to stay right where it is. It's just beginning to recover from transplanting shock, after being moved from the east garden, so I'm not moving it again. Even with it sitting smack dab in the middle if the area behind the shed, the removal of the lettuce bed does give me room to get the garden cart out the back door and into the garden. I just have to carefully maneuver around the garlic.