We have been talking about making raised garden beds for a month now. After an unsuccessful search for cedar to build some and finding expensive options for prefab beds, Dan decided to do it the easy and inexpensive way.
He started digging.
He used the our yard’s red clay to create walls and is filling it with the “square foot gardening” recommended mix: 1/3 compost, 1/3 peat moss, 1/3 vermiculite.
Oliver and Benton did their best to be helpful. :) Digging in the dirt is always fun, so they were more than willing to hang out with dad and put their little shovels to work.
Meanwhile, I need to work on getting some seeds. We’ll keep you posted on our progress, unless the garden fails miserably, then I’ll probably never mention it again.