A garden makeover
When we moved into the house 16 years ago i ripped out the garden that was there and built new cement walls and added new earth. Over the years I’ve added compost and even built up the walls higher so I could keep adding more organic matter. I guess everything has an end. Productivity was falling off, the second half of the garden which had the asparagus patch was also on the decline. Time to rip out the old and bring something new to life!
I took the occasion to dump a bunch of garden scraps, old flowers etc into the bottom of the new raised garden boxes to bump up the organic matter content of the soil.
You know when you measure your garden beds and figure you need 7 cubic yards of soil it’s probably a good idea to buy 7 cubic yards of garden soil. I however got to the garden center and realized that if you bought 10 cubic yards it was cheaper per yard. DEAL!! Now I have to figure out what the F@$K to do with 3 damned yards of extra garden soil. DOH!!!!!
When I ripped the old garden out I moved all the old tired soil to the other side of the house with the plan of building a bed to plant raspberries. So I moved about 6 cubic yards of soil around the house. The damn raspberries better be good!
I had some extra cedar planks so I built some sides for the raspberry bed.