We loved the upsizing we did to our garden in the spring…to the point that 7 months later we decided to expand things again. We only had 1 big garden bed at the end of last season after harvest. After that point we created 4 smaller beds..one of which had garlic planted in it. COme spring we made 2 new smaller beds and 3 large beds along the rock walls…to the point this fall where we have 1 very large bed, 6 small beds ( 7 if we include the triangle bed we made..) and 3 large winding beds along walls.
The area where we wanted to expand had a gentle hill on it and was at the end of our small beds…or did. We removed the hill to level off things in prep for spring bed creation..and have started using part of the dirt to create additional flower/shrub beds for all of the things we still need to plant.
If you are asking whether this is a ‘chicken or the egg’ situation…both are accurate. We needed more dirt to create shrub beds and the easiest situation to get the dirt was to expand the garden..but we wantd the garden expanded…almost equally.