This past weekend I completed a project I had wanted to do for some time: I built a new raised bed to add to my gardening. Certainly not an architectural masterpiece I had a bunch of scrap wood that a friend gave me when he replaced his deck. Seeing gardening beds like this before I wanted to give it a shot. Especially useful for those that have bad backs – the gardening area is actually raised off the ground so harvesting requires less bending and stooping.
I am going to fill the inside with a few bags of Miracle Grow Gardening soil, a bag of Black Kow composted cow manure, and some local soil from the yard. I am not filling it up to the top rather a little more than half way. I think my wife will like walking out to the bed and picking what she wants without having to bend over and search for vegetables.
The “raised” bed will hold a couple of cucumber plants I have already started and possibly some pepper and tomato plants.
I will update in a couple of months and let you know how it goes.