Raised Bed Garden, part 1
Last summer I experimented with a raised bed garden. I was happy with the way it worked. It was far easier to keep weeded and I also did not have to deal with the aggressive grass runners that have taken over my traditional “in ground” gardens in the past.
The box I built last year was a simple 4′ x 8′ design with a center beam for support. I made it with regular, non preasure treated 2″x6″ lumber.
This year I am adding on to the garden by building 3 more identical boxes.
Once the boxes were built, I placed them where I wanted them.
I chose to remove the sod from underneath the boxes
I found all of these lovely critters while removing the sod from just one 4′ x 8′ section. This is why I have mole problems. At least the chickens got a good snack.
I will have to level the ground next. I plan to place a weed barrier down before I fill the beds with soil.