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Raised Beds

June 13th, 2008

This year I decided to put in some raised beds. My full-sun area is limited (due to the huge trees on 3 side of my small lot). I can either grow some veggies in my front yard or in a small area in the back yard. Since, I’m not quite ready to tear up the lawn and plant potatoes, I chose the back. The back yard used to be a gravel driveway before we moved in, so the ground is compacted and full of gravel. Since I couldn’t dig down, I built up. I had Mr Chiots build me a few raised beds this spring. I mixed up a beautiful soil and away I went. Here’s a photo of a few of the beds after they were built and filled.

One Comment to “Raised Beds”
  1. Karen on April 2, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    I was looking to make some raised beds this spring. I just got some asparagus crowns and thought about using raised beds for planting them.
    Do you think that would work? Some one mentioned that they might freeze
    while not being in the deep ground? I wanted to make my beds at least 10″
    deep. Let me know if you if any ideas or thoughts. Thank you. Love your blog and your pictures are great.

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