Our first order of business was to grub out the hundreds of little elm trees that had come up in the previous tenant’s garden. Once they were out and we were back to dirt, the building began.
It seemed simple enough, we wanted to copy the previous tenant’s design for simple raised beds:
The basic layout:
A simple jig to help get the spacing right made assembly much easier:
Ta-da! Really not that difficult, made much easier with a capable assistant at your side.
It started out orderly enough.
But by mid-summer, chaos had prevailed. It was a wooly jungle of tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, beans, peppers and more.