Remember when I said this spring may be the time my family expands beyond the Grow Camp and makes a new raised bed?
Well, you are looking at the very beginning stages of a new raised bed garden for our backyard. Because of the abundance of deer in our yard, Hubberman is tricking this raised bed out with a screened in framework to keep out critters both small and tall.
I’ll be posting updates on this project as it progresses, step by step.
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Raised beds (and large pots) are all I use because of my clay soil. The sturdiest ones I built are of cinder blocks, but I’m not sure how you would make a cover for them. I don’t have deer or rabbits, just my dogs, and a little fence around the beds work until the plants are big. Also, one bed is 2 cinder blocks high, and that is tall enough to discourage the dogs!
Be careful where you get your soil. I bought 5 yards of “garden mix” that didn’t have a single nutrient in it! I had to dig in bag after bag of manure, potting soil, and plant-based compost.