Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Building a garden

One of our garden activities this past weekend was building a raised bed for our vegetable garden. The soil in our yard alternates between rocky with a bit of dirt, to clay with lots of rocks, so the idea of carving out a proper vegetable garden was daunting, to say the least.

Miikka closely supervises the drilling.

To spare ourselves that pain, we decided to build a raised bed for some of the vegetables, and use pots on the deck for the rest.

Following plans he found online, Benjamin constructed a lovely 8' x 4' box, 12 inches deep. As he does with any outdoor project, Miikka had to be closely involved with the building process, which was better than him being involved in my blueberry planting, which was going on at the same time.

And, voila! A lovely raised bed, needing only to be filled with soil before it will be ready to host lettuce, carrots, beans, and tomatoes.

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