My partner is now unable to stoop or do anything in the garden but look. I know how he enjoyed gardening, and has been unable to for the last 4 years, so this year all the old inground boxes were removed, ground cleared, and these galvanized watering troughs will be the raised garden.
I placed them so he can walk all the way around them, and bark covered the ground so he can stand in bare feet if he wants,
It took me about 8 wheel barrels each of dirt, all mulched and amended as they were filled. They are 6'x2'x2' dimension. I have a bunch of holes drilled in the bottom, covered with a 2" layer of gravel for drainage. The sun is good on all three.
I enjoyed watching him smiling as he picked this years veggies and herbs, and was able to plant them himself.
There are 4 tomatoes, basil, dill, and oregano. Sweet peppers, japanese eggplant, zucchini, and bush beans. Carrots and onions, and 5 strawberrys.
Its going to get crowded, I know, but I have a steady supply of compost, and can always move any space hogs elsewhere.
(I have to admit it looks tidy, where my own gardening habits are quite haphazard....)
Edited by Skywatcher, 09 May 2018 - 10:07 PM.