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Cindy Maddera

Today Chris and I purchased one raised bed garden kit ($40) and nine bags of soil ($40). The day before we had purchased seeds for lettuce ($2.50), spinach ($2.50), leeks ($2.50), and Christmas beans ($2.50). We lugged every thing to the back yard and began to put it all together.

And that raised bed kit was worth every penny. We had that thing together in less then five minutes. We sprinkled down a layer of hay (OK..Chris did that part because I'm highly allergic to hay), tossed down some kitchen garbage with a layer of newspaper on top, wet it all down and then filled in with our soil. Chris then marked out our grid. He poked holes into the soil and I placed the seeds. Tah-dah! Next weekend we'll by some starter plants to fill in the other squares on our grid. Now, we wait.

Things we planted today:

  • lettuce
  • parsley
  • spinach
  • leeks
  • Christmas beans