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To Raise or Not to Raise?

So, the last time we spoke, I told you my garden was being overrun with weeds.  Well! It’s WAY worse now! I tried to hire a couple of people (kids, really) to do it for me. They worked about 45 minutes to an hour and weeded less than a row and then quit. No one knows what hard work is anymore or even how to do it. It’s disappointing. Too much technology and what not makes for a lazy generation. A generation of instant gratification.

But I digress.

I think I’ve come up with a plan. The Great Garden Plan. We are going to just go ahead and scrape a foot or 3 off the current garden (hoping to take a bunch of weeds and the seeds and nut grass away by doin this).

Then, we are going to construct raised beds. Possiblypallet beds like the ones in the pic.  Maybe some out of tin. Maybe just out of wood. The sky’s the limit. This will also allow us to construct row covers similar to these:row covers

I’m not sure how I plan on laying everything out, but my momma sent me a picture from a magazine years ago and told me to make a garden like in the picture. And you know what? I still have that. I think it’s time to make the dream into a realization. I mean, although the main reason is functionality, I do still want it to look pretty and organized. I want to WANT to spend time in the garden. A place to reflect and talk to God. We shall see.

Show me your garden pics in the comments!

Until next time, Happy Farming!