We had a delightful time visiting with gardeners in central Alabama yesterday as part of the “Lunch & Learn” program from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. The topic was “Raised Beds and the Home Vegetable Garden,” and as usual when we present together, we learned as much as anyone who attended. This week’s podcast covers the advantages and disadvantages of using raised beds, how to build them, where to put them, what to put in them, and how to make them work better. What you miss in the podcast, of course, is all the great questions and contributions we got from the audience.
Many of our audience members had helpful experiences of their own to share about innovations in bed design, hydration techniques, and interesting results with trellising. Great group!
We used this photo to demonstrate not only the improved convenience of raised beds (see Amanda’s cute little garden cart?) but also the way our raised beds help us deal with hilly terrain.
And this picture of me weeding the garlic bed shows how we’re choosing to plant more densely. We’re growing three rows on three drip lines in the space where we would have had two before.
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