last year the boyfriend and i decided to put a raised bed in our backyard. we never got the soil we needed and ended up with a shoddily constructed wood frame filled with weeds.
this year we did it right. we bought plants before we built the raised bed to put the fire under our asses, borrowed a circular saw from the neighbors to cut some nice wood, and filled it up with dirt. then we threw some plants in the soil and continued in our experiment.
we’ve had two harvests so far, one being a giant bag of snap peas, the next being a huge bowl of butter lettuce, some fat short carrots, and a few stalks of rhubarb. thus far we’ve learned: snap peas take over gardens but can live in the shade well, lettuce will keep on growing upward as long as you pick leaves from the bottom, and carrots are damn hard to grow. Continue reading