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Putting in the New Garden

New Garden
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A garden makeover

New Garden

New Garden

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!

The old garden, rabbits are extra!

The old garden, rabbits are extra!

Ripping out the old cement sides of the garden.

Ripping out the old cement sides of the garden.

Garden renovations.

Bye bye ciment!

Soil removed down to the clay substrate.

Soil removed down to the clay substrate.

Cedar raised bed in progress.

Cedar raised bed in progress.

Cedar raised bed in progress.

Cedar raised bed in progress.

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.

10 cubic yards of garden soil.

10 cubic yards of garden 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!!!!!

 

That's a whole lot of dirt!

That’s a whole lot of dirt!

Tomato section covered in red plastic.

Tomato section covered in red plastic.

Tomatoes and hot peppers in!

Tomatoes and hot peppers in!

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!

Future raspberry bed.

Future raspberry bed.

Raspberries planted.

Raspberries planted.

I had some extra cedar planks so I built some sides for the raspberry bed.

Raspberries are growing!

Raspberries are growing!

 

 

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