A month ago, Josh and I converted our wild veggie patch into a raised garden bed. Here’s what it looked like before:
Our first step was to purchase landscape timber. Although they are a fresh wood color now, they will age to a soft gray. After that, it was a matter of lining up, drilling, and nailing. The challenge was to place the timbers into the hillside, keeping them level.
The outside frame is complete:
We then added our own compost…
We’re hoping for a bumper crop next year. We plan on making another raised bed next to this one on the hill next year. Our hill will eventually be our food factory, with raspberries or perhaps grapes as well. We’re still dreaming and figuring out what will work best.