Member Since: 04/30/2009

recent comments

Re: Raised beds (yet more)

Not Peter, but I can answer your questions. The beds in the larger picture are two feet high (perfect for an aging back!)by four feet by eight. The smaller pics are one foot high (not as good as two, but better than kneeling on the ground). We built the larger beds about two years ago, and the smaller ones this spring, using a framing system from Lee Valley. The sides are cement pavers, topped with pressure-treated lumber. I'm not sure what you're asking about the corners, though in the top pic you can see where some enterprising mole has burrowed his/her way into the beds. (Grrr...) The dirt we're using is about half sand and half mushroom manure.

Winter, here has hung on long past its welcome, so we don't have much growing just yet. Rhubarb is the exception, and it seems to have plans for world domination - it's taking over an entire bed, and then some! I do have some early salad greens and beets in the cold frame. As a novice gardener, I'm really getting excited - this planting thing actually works! Whodda thunk it?