This is the side of my house. For five years, it has been a bed of dirt. Mainly, we didn’t want to plant anything there until the gutter was fixed because it would only wash out the bed. Well, the gutter is fixed now.
It’s close to the house, which doesn’t bode well for the quality of the dirt there. So it seemed like a great place to build a raised bed for some vegetables this summer. That way I can put in some new soil and organic matter. Doesn’t look too difficult to build such a bed there, right? Well, here’s the problem:
It’s on a slope.
At any rate, we hauled out my Grandfather’s old circular saw and bought a new drill that wasn’t too wimpy to drive 1/2-inch holes in treated landscaping timbers. And now we are only two lengths short of finishing the raised bed. After that, I’ll have to line the inside of the timbers with plastic, since they are treated and I don’t want those chemicals in my vegetable garden.
Once we finish up the bed, I’ll post pictures. And then it will be time to talk about what to plant. I may have some sun issues …