I have a friend, she has a lovely garden with blooming flower borders, lacy trees for shade, a darling garden house, a huge play-set for her grandchildren, and this…
A vegetable garden that has taken many of her gardening issues and solved them…permanently!
You see as a teenager she broke her neck, she has had serious neck issues ever since. This precludes her from being able to bend over to tend her garden. These raised beds have solved that for her.
She also has many deer that call her neighborhood home. These hoops are affixed permanently to the sides of each bed with bird netting over the top to keep the deer from nibbling on her produce. They are also used in the early spring and late fall for frost protection.
I am wanting to do something like this to my raised beds.
She has even gone to the extreme of pouring concrete around the beds to keep down the mess which our rainy Washington weather is known to make. She also has noted that the concrete helps make for a micro climate the warms sooner and retains heat.
Here is her celery crop all tucked in nicely to their bed, covered and protected.
I am tired of trying to solve the same problems year after year, I really want to make smart decisions that will solve these issues once and for all. So over the last bit of summer and into the fall I am going to try to implement some solutions that will make gardening easier not just for now but for the long haul. I will keep you updated on this…
Now here is my question for you, as well as myself
What are you doing in your garden to permanently solve some of your garden challenges?