Building raised garden beds is worth the effort!
The pathway is dug three shovel widths and the soil is moved to the new bed, on the right here. This almost doubles the topsoil depth in the beds.
Using the steel garden rake, soil is smoothed and the bed is created.
Amendments are spread along the two rows of the bed – compost, organic fertilizer and dolomite lime.
Amendments are thoroughly hoed to a depth of 4-6 inches. The bed is ready to plant.
The garlic was planted last fall. Asparagus is planted in the trench to the left. The deer fence is eight foot vinyl – at the bottom is four inches of wood chips over landscape fabric…there will be few weeds to deal with along this fenceline.