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TAG : Raised Beds

Getting Our Hands Dirty

March has arrived and came in like a lamb! Last weekend we began to prepare the garden beds for planting.In the past, we have always bought bags upon bags of dirt for the beds and containers, but this spring Greg decided he wanted to dig from my father's old garden plot. It has lain fallow for ...

Front Yard Gardening

Our entire back yard is a vegetable garden and we have a community garden plot, so when we wanted to expand our food growing this year we were sort of at a loss as to where to go.Short of asking neighbors if we could rototill up their lawn and plant a garden, we didn't have a lot of ...

Eight Beds and Counting

Dear readers, I’ve been wanting to tell you about all our garden beds. So far, we have eight 20 x 30 foot beds on our little hobby farm, and they all took a lot of work. The first one, the kitchen garden, is right across the lane from our sliding glass door. It was already there when we ...

What is a Kitchen Garden?

I spent the first ten years of my life on a farm in the lower Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. Everybody had farms back then, yet they all had kitchen gardens for their personal use. I imagine that stemmed from the Victory Gardens during World War II. When we moved to Southern California I ...