Still have those pesky two beds to finish filling, hoeing and planting, but in the meantime I’m weeding (again) and mulching (finally!). It sure makes them look a lot better with the weeds gone and some nice dark mulch in. Some of the peas and cucumbers are starting to come in.
Of course, listening to a gardening bit on NPR’s ‘Talk of the Nation’ yesterday, I found out that raised beds can be two feet tall (my gardening book said go for 6”, so that’s what we did—two feet would be soo much easier on my back!) and that if you want to protect from moles digging up under your plants, you can put a reinforced wire down under the beds (would have been nice to know before we did all this!) Soo, those things are now on next year’s gardening to-do list. My poor hubby (he gets to split the heavy work with me). :P Still, it’ll be nice when it’s all done.