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Raised Beds - Organic Garden

Those of you who know me well, know that I'm a farm boy at heart. I think once you've spent time on a farm, that satisfaction in seeing things grow and enjoying the fruits of your labors never really leaves you.

So, I finally committed to building some raised beds in my yard, so I wanted to share the process with you. A did a few things to ensure that the results would be impressive.

Firstly, I had raised beds built, as they will allow high density planting and high yields. Secondly, I purchased all organic soil to fill the beds. It was an upfront expense, but well worth it, as it will only need to be added to each year. I used a well know ratio called Mel's mix, which is 1/3 compost. 1/3 peat moss and 1/3 vermiculite. Thirdly, I ordered my seeds and started them indoors. This has a few benefits. One, I can ensure that my seeds, and subsequent plants are organic, non GMO. Two, I have a much broader choice of interesting options to grow. Thirdly, I can get started earlier and then place them into the beds sooner.

Here are my sprouting seedlings.




More to follow.

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