Wednesday, September 12, 2012

As Ye Sow

For years, our suburban crops have been grown in old whiskey barrels. Lettuce, tomatoes, chives, beans, cabbage, squash, chard, plus herbs, like that. But time and weather have killed the slats, rusted the bands, rotted out the bottoms, and it was time to replace the old barrels.

My wife–she's the gardener–found some guys who do raised-bed boxes, in cedar, for not much more than it would cost me for the wood. They deliver and set them up, too. So we now have three four-by-four boxes in which we will do our gardening. We will fill them with dirt and stuff and plant the fall and winter plants soon.

Stay tuned ...

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