Paul and I have been all around the barn discussing the design of our garden beds and we finally settled on cinder blocks. They’ll last and I can eventually do another layer or two to raise the beds even higher. I hope to garden the rest of my life and if bending gets tough, I can sit on the edge to weed, water, and harvest.
This is one half of the garden blocked out. Just a bit of leveling to go and then fill. Good neighbors gave us a mountain of aged horse manure to mix into the soil. We’ll top it with black mulch to help with weed control and warm the soil.
In a couple of days, we’ll have spinach, lettuce, and radish seeds in the ground. Though we can have a frost, we’ll cover any plants.