Last week, I mentioned that I was expanding my garden to add five more raised beds. This is so I can have more space to rotate my crops, be able to plant crops that cross planting seasons (without affecting the planting of other crops), and utilize all the space on the side of my house so there’ll be no more lawn there. (See yesterday’s post on Edible Landscaping.) Well, the raised beds are now made, painted, and installed – just waiting to be filled with soil and compost this weekend. I’m so excited about the expansion of my garden, I wanted to share it with you all. See the process!
There’s nothing worse than getting a sore back from bending over your garden to plant or weed. I found squatting just transferred the pain from my neck and back to my thighs and feet, so that didn’t work. I also didn’t care for kneeling on the garden pad I bought; after an hour or two, my knees started to hurt. Enter my knight-in-shining-armor with the perfect solution: a customized garden seat. But wait, there’s more!
It’s planting season, and you have your seeds ready to go. But where are you going to plant them? You have several options. If you live in an apartment or condo – or have a very small yard – you can plant in pots. However, if you have a larger yard, you will have to decide whether you wish to plant directly in the ground or in raised beds.
Raised beds are preferable for several reasons. But wait, there’s more!