The keyhole gardens are individual units about 6 feet in diameter.
When we first moved here, I had about a 20′ x 30′ spot fenced in with plastic landscape fencing but when we expanded the garden, we had a fence builder come and build a high fence around a larger area. We talked about how big it should be and decided 100′ x 100′ would be huge. It was and the first year I used way less than half of it. We’ve now managed to about fill it up.
This is the only part not being used:
I can’t say how big it is . . if I knew how far apart those big posts are, I could guess. Maybe the size of a double garage? 22′ x 22′? Something like that. You can see the orange bean fencing on the left and the corner of the rabbit poop corral on the right. I’m standing where those cardboard boxes are stacked in the earlier picture. We have used just about the entire 100′ x 100′ fenced in area and I do not wish it to be any larger. We have four permanent 8′ x 8′ raised beds for asparagus and herbs and we have another section where the artichokes are growing that we will not plant next year. This year they were small enough that I could plant lettuce with them but by the time the artichokes grow more, there won’t be room for anything else in that area. They’re perennial so that’s an area I do not garden . . kinda.
Somewhere in the area shown above is where we will build our keyhole garden. We’re getting a late start for this year but I will be able to use it for some fall things too. If it works out well, we’ll probably have room for at least four, maybe 6 keyhole gardens in that corner.
I’m excited to be trying something new but . . I get excited easily. I’m happy Vince is excited about it. I think he sees it as less work for him. No tilling. No adding more water lines to this corner of the garden we haven’t used before. No hearing me complain about the grass burrs. I am NOT a fan of weed killer but if the keyhole gardens work, I might be tempted to use it in the pathways . . or maybe not. We’ll see!