Terracing the slope behind our house for future garden beds is an ongoing project, best approached throughout the winter months. One uncompleted section became our squash site this year with yellow crooked neck, straight neck, acorn, zucchini, and early bush white. Although the hill slopes rather steeply, the small mounds of dirt and compost (supported by half moons of brick) for seed planting performed well and our plants grew vigorously. In this case, clay-based soil composition proved a plus with very little erosion occurring.
This is our story, in real time and in photos. It is neither unique nor unusual nor extraordinary. But it is our story.