On Monday morning I went outside, looked at this thing, and thought, This is absolutely hideous. A vampire would sleep in it. What was I thinking?!
And that was even before I saw the photos of Sherwood and Diane's beautiful, and productive, gardens.
Out came the pad and pen, and I started redesigning it (yet again!) into several lovely little terraces. Then I kind of came-to and remembered that what I wanted it for was growing food, not decorating the yard. Lots of lovely terraces would take up more square footage with stonework and leave less actual growing space.
Larry suggested we simply build an attractive adjunct with just a few pieces of the pricier decorative stone. Thus the new half-circle broccoli bed you see here:
It still looks like a tomb. But a nicer tomb. One with a place to leave offerings.
And with some hi-tech irrigation equipment, we're good to go.