Our raised-bed vegetable garden!
We threw some river rock down to cover up some of the bare earth.
Once the sides were built up we filled it with dirt from the local landscape supply, added some 2×4’s to create a frame for our plant net, and finally added some starter plants.
I thought about staining the wood to make it all “pretty” but the hubby pooh-poohed that idea quickly. Apparently a raised garden bed does not need to look “pretty”. I don’t know what his problem is ~ it’s not like I wanted him to stain it !!
It gets just the right amount of sun. That must have been some good dirt too because I’ve never had a single tomato plant produce as much as the one in this garden bed did!
This garden produced a phenomenal amount of tomatoes (2 varieties), zuchini squash, string beans, radishes and carrots. I got a couple of jalapenos, but the bell pepper only managed to pop out one mini bell. The onions were crowded out and the lemon cucumber (replanted 3x) just could not coexist in this small of a space. String beans daily and a few Jalapeno peppers. Crates and crates of tomatoes!
Very successful first year with our raised garden bed! It was definitely worth the effort and space.