|The old bed. I just cleaned those weeds out last week.|
One of the biggest problems with the old beds is weeds. They don't end. The previous owners apparently planted something perennial, and it's terrible. I could spend three days cleaning out the weeds, only to have them return. Because of time this year, I am using some of the old beds, but intend to do one of two things this fall: tarp them so the winterize (and hopefully kill the plants underneath) or I'm tearing them apart. But this year we have sunflowers, peas, spinach, carrots, corn, mint and strawberries growing in the old bed. And weeds. Lots and lots of weeds.
|The new bed|
While I still need to get some more trellises, I'm really happy with how everything is going. It's been a lot of hard work, particularly since many times it's get as much done in an hour that I can, so I can then shower, cool down and hydrate myself before I nurse the baby. But so far, it's been really satisfying.
|Tomatoes and Peppers|