Building The Beds

The goal this year has been to get the last of the raised garden beds built, placed, filled and covered so that we can get all the vegetables planted in the area in and around our greenhouse.  The bigger garden is transitioning into a berry patch and small orchard.  I got 6 of the 9 beds built but can’t place them yet because it’s been too muddy from all the melting snow.  As soon as it dries up a bit they will go into place and I’ll call in the order for yet another semi-load of planters soil.  I just unloaded the 50 2×4’s to start building the hail and sun guards as well.  I’m looking forward to just working the gardens this summer with minimal construction tasks.  Once done this will bring us up to 40 framed beds and the new orchard; roughly an acre.

I will be building one more fence to replace the netting we have around the greenhouse gardens to keep the dogs out, and I’ll be getting the water catchment and storage tanks hooked up and plumbed, but that is nothing compared to years past.  We’re going to combat this drought one way or another.

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One comment on “Building The Beds

  1. tonytomeo says:

    What lumber is that? It is the color of redwood, but looks like something else. I use redwood logs for retaining walls, just because they are so readily available. They are quite resilient to decay, which is why they are used for fences and other infrastructure that is exposed to weather.

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