Sunday, January 25, 2009

Raised Beds Under Construction

A mixed bag of weather this weekend but we have made progress on the veggie garden. On Friday (in sunshine) the ground was levelled and cleared of its rubble and general debris and then on Saturday the general preparation of the timbers for the edge of the beds was done. We are using the joists from the demolished house to create the frames; most of these are 5.5-6metres in length which works a treat for the space we have available for the raised beds. The joists themselves are 10inches in depth which is fine for the beds and once they were de-nailed have been placed approximately in position while we 'fine tune' the layout. The first phase should create 5 rectangular beds of approx 1.5m by 5.5m.

We've got lots of well rotted horse muck to fill the beds with - a job for another weekend!

2 comments:

Greenies said...

Great to see some progress - hope we left some fine weather for you.

Debs said...

Not sure about the fine weather - sunshine, snow, sleet, showers; changing every 20minutes!