Raised Beds, why yes!

I have planted my garden in rows most of my gardening life.  This year I decided I wanted raised beds.  I’m older and weeding is no fun.  My thought was I can better manage my weeding time by weeding a bed a day.  Sounds good, Right?

But, I didn’t want to spend my life saving on building raised beds.  So I decide to recycle.  I had three big sweet gum trees cut the year before and before the chain saw left the property, I had the trunks cut in 6′ and 8′ sections.

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Used large sections of sweet gum tree trunks to outline the garden. Used split wood to form the beds. Poor man will utilize whats on hand…so will a poor woman.

Beds have been established and now the planting begins.

Beds have been established and now the planting begins.

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This was a fun project and the materials didn’t cost me a dime.  Gotta love free chicken poop , free soil, free trees and a little sweat equity, I am quite pleased with the turn out.

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