Thursday, May 6, 2010

Raised Beds

With quite a bit of help yesterday from my father-in-law, we spread a yard of gravel in the yard, then built a 8X12 raised garden bed, filled it with a yard of compost, then two yards of top soil. it should be painted by next week and should have some stuff in it soon. i am a little bit unclear on what i will plant, but have some simple stuff in mind. it was a ton of work and soil isnt very cheap, but it is level, and square should be big enough to get some production out of it. we also planted a few Gerber daisy starts as they are a family favorite. while i try to stay away from posting about things i am doing that arent directly food related, Tolbert was a huge hand, and deserves many thanks, and given some elbow grease, and some sunlight its product should be culinary related soon. enjoy your day.

1 comment:

  1. Spinach is a good one to grow just watch out for bugs they will destroy it in no time. We have also grown corn, cucumbers, tomatoes, snap peas, onion, my rhubarb wilted because it got cold for a couple nights and I didn't bring it indoors. What else is good? lettuce and broccoli, Zuccini grows really good here and just one plant will supply your family for a long time. We had two and way more than enough zuccini. Potatoes and carrots are easy to grow.
    Well, that is my two cents.
    Dad is pretty awesome isn't he. He has helped us with a fair share of painting and fixing projects.
    Can't wait to hear about what you are growing.