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A tour through the veggie garden


Here’s a little tour through the veggie garden. Things are growing slowly here, so hopefully in a few weeks things will look much different (click on the pictures to make them bigger). Come on in!

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  1. I know I'm fairly late to this party, but how did you make this wonderful garden space? My kids and I are looking for something relatively easy to manage, and since I have serious back problems, not having to bend over would be wonderful! We've been contemplating using the now-empty pigpen (we're building a new one a bit further from the house, and closer to the barn, for next show season) but the thought of all that bending really doesn't fill me with excitement. I would love to know how you made this! ?

  2. Jennah,

    That's a really good question. The beds themselves are 30" deep and filled up the bottoms of them with anything organic I could find: leaves, pine boughs, sticks from around the yard, most of the unfinished stuff from the compost pile. After that I think I put in a total of 7 yards of topsoil and blended compost and it settled a lot throughout the summer. The dirt was by far the biggest expense. But I have to say, after gardening in it all summer, it's the best veggie set-up ever. The critters can't get at it, no bending over and just the right amount of space to feed two of us (with some extras to share). The only thing I'd like to do in the future is do a separate raised bed for onions, because I really enjoyed growing those last year and they take up a lot of room.

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