Saturday, May 14, 2005

I built a garden today

I spent most of the day building a raised garden bed and a dual bin compost bin. We used timber pegs and fence palings for the border, laid down black plastic after spraying the grass with weed killer, then filled it with 1.5 cubic metres of topsoil.
The first plantings will be strawberry plants in the next week or so.
The bed is 16 metres long by 1.5 metres wide at one end and 800mm wide at the other end. The reason for the odd shape is a retaining wall and a concrete path were the two sides and they were not completely parallel.
Photos to be posted soon.