I'd like to create a raised bed vegetable garden using a similar type of retaining block-
I like the gray ones in the photo above.
The area in which I have space to create this is in full sun.
A friend sent me an e-mail of a photograph of two pages from her Country Gardens Spring 2008 magazine of a vegetable/herb garden. I can see that one of the page numbers is 51. I really like that design.
Since it is unlikely anyone has Country Gardens magazine, I went online and tried to find something similar. From this site, the Dartmoor design would be most similar to what I'd like to create-
Thoughts were to go up three tiers of retaining blocks with a design that would provide me with easy access to hand weed from all sides. Ideally, I'd like to grow the following:
squash, acorn & spaghetti
possibly some cauliflower and broccoli
Preference would be for heirloom varieties.
I need this to be an organic veggie garden.
I already have an asparagus bed. Problem is none of it ever makes it to the table because I snack on it when I'm out gardening. I'd like to enlarge the existing asparagus bed.
If I can work on this a little bit here and there over the summer, I should have some space to grow vegetables by next season. I have been composting for years and have been setting that aside.
I do not know what I am doing. These are just ideas I have. Yes, I've grown a tomato plant before as well as other common vegetables. The last garden I had was obliterated by deer and rabbits, not once but twice so I will need to attach chicken wire to stakes to enclose the entire area.
Any help appreciated- I do not know what I am doing and have failed miserably in the veggie dept in the past. Links to sites to give me ideas and information also very much appreciated.