Gardening in Raised Beds
By Anne B. Cole
Living in Indiana, I have many challenges when it comes to growing veggies in my garden. This guy is one of them.
Another challenge is the constant battle with weeds. I’ve learned to overcome these obstacles by gardening in raised beds surrounded by a three-foot chicken wire fence.
In the spring, my husband rototills the garden. Lovely Indiana soil is ready for seed and tender plants.
Next, I dig shallow trenches every three and a half feet to create raised beds. This enables me to walk in the ‘rows’ without stepping on the beds. I can easily hoe, weed, and pick veggies from the rows without compacting the soil around the plants.
The rows also give me a place to discard lawn clippings. Grass and leaf…
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