A couple years ago, we built three square foot garden boxes and installed them in a little valley to the west of the cabin. Unfortunately, the surrounding woods keep the area quite shady except for midday, and the slope of the land kept the boxes damp all the time, so no matter what we sowed, it eventually withered and died. The only thing that was prosperous in them was weeds!
We decided to pull them apart and rebuild them in a new area of the garden.
This section of the garden is outside the fenced area where there are several tree stumps and large roots, extremely difficult to dig into...a perfect space for the three planters!
Johny dug out some of the earth...
We've decided to plant our beans in them. The rabbits don't eat them (at least that's our experience thus far) and it will make a good frame for the trellises. It'll also make it easier to harvest the beans. We'll be burning those surrounding weeds away, then laying newspaper down and covering it with mulch to help prevent future weeds; that will happen in a few days as well. I think it will look pretty when it's all done:)
Time to get our hands dirty...let the gardening begin!
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