Since we’ve moved away from the farm, we had to get a little more creative with our gardening. I guess we could have just tilled up some land in our backyard and planted a little garden as always, but that wouldn’t have been nearly as pretty 🙂 I somehow convinced Justin that it would be SO much better for us to have a raised bed, and that our plants would just grow SO much better. I’ve heard this is true….this can be our experiment. Here are our tips:
1: You need to have super cute helpers.
2: I wanted our bed to be 10 feet long and 4 feet wide. We purchased 2 boards that were 2x4x6 and 1 board that was 2x4x8. Justin cut the 8 foot board in half, then screwed the boards into place to make a rectangle.
3: I lined the bottom of the bed with newspaper to help keep weeds out. Newspaper is biodegradable, so this will need to be redone in a few years.
4: Pour in your soil. We used top soil that we purchased from Lowe’s. You don’t have to do this, of course. You could just use regular dirt.
5: Plant your vegetables.
6: Don’t forget to water it 🙂
7: Hopefully, in a few weeks, we’ll be harvesting some good stuff!
Do you have any experience with a raised-bed garden? Any tips for us beginners??