The raised bed is finally planted! After a LOT of work by my boys, the plants are in the dirt. The blocks were in place last weekend and this week’s rain was a bit of a delay but we got it finished by Saturday afternoon.
A trip to Home Depot on Friday for 55 bags of topsoil and manure had Ben’s truck REALLY loaded down but by dark the bags were all unloaded and sitting next to the bed, ready to be emptied.
We realized we hadn’t allowed for enough dirt to fill the holes so it was off to Home Depot again for 22 more bags of topsoil. All together we used 77 bags, for a total of 3080 pounds. Holy crap, a ton and a half of dirt and, well, crap!
And here it is! There’s a variety of tomatoes and peppers, okra. The vining plants – squash, zucchini and cucumber – are rooted in the bed but will end up outside of the blocks. The holes are filled with herbs, onions and marigolds.
I couldn’t have done it without all the hard work from Chris, Ben, Jack and everyone else who joined in to move bricks and shovel dirt. Thanks!!