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Raised Garden Beds

There's nothing sadder than a garden in the middle of the winter. Although the fact that most of the snow and ice has melted in my garden area while the rest of my yard still looks like Antarctica makes me think that I picked a great spot that gets lots of sun.

Once the warm weather returns, one of the first things I'm going to do is heavily mulch around these beds. Mulch is a great way to make things look neat outside. And as you can see in this picture, my garden is in need of some neat.

7 Comments:

  1. Carol said...
    I think the raised beds looked pretty neat, already. I use the same for my vegetable garden, with mulch in the paths.
    Annie in Austin said...
    Somehow instead of worrying about neatness, I'm picturing you sort of looking at the beds in the sun, gloating and rubbing your hands together like Scrooge McDuck, saying "mine, all mine!"

    That's a heck of a lot of potential for the growing season, Anthony!

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose
    Anthony said...
    Carol, thanks for the neat comment. Unfortunately my wife doesn't agree.

    Annie, Scrooge McDuck!?! That's funny because I'm more of a Goofy.
    And I see potential too. Potential space for a few more beds.
    Marc said...
    Your raised beds look great! Just out of curiosity, what are the dimensions of your beds? Do you grow only vegetables, or do you include flowers?

    I can't wait to see pictures of them teeming with green!
    Anthony said...
    Marc, the 4 beds towards the back of the picture are 4'x8'. The front 2 beds (and 2 more that are unseen but over to the right) are 3'x12'.

    If I build more beds this year, I'm going to go with the 3'x12's because they're a little easier to reach into.

    And this is my vegetable garden. I also grow flowers in my border beds which are just mounds of dirt. No wood there.
    Annie said...
    I agree with the other Annie. So much beautiful potential! There's something so exciting about the empty garden just before the season begins...

    Thrill of the blank page and all that...

    How much produce do you get out of those beds, Anthony?
    Anthony said...
    Annie, I get enough produce to eat and give away but not enough to worry about canning or dehyrating to make it last through the winter.

    I'm surprised that you guys think my garden has a lot of potential while I still think of it as my tiny little plot.

    My dad retired last year and bought 3 acres in CT and he already planted 100 grape vines and ordered 200 more for this year for wine making.

    Now that's what I call potential!

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