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Recap of Jeff’s advice:
- Top 12 inches of a raised bed should be a mixture of loamy soil amended with finished compost. We like homemade compost but it can also be purchased at garden centers by the bag or in bulk from companies who make it. Raised bed prepared mix by bag or bulk can also be purchased with compost already included.
- Bottom portion of your raised bed could be hardwood mulch or even cut logs
- 1/4 inch galvanized hardware cloth can be placed under the soil to deter unwanted critters from entering the bed by digging under it
What’s growing at The Raincatcher’s Garden of Midway Hills?
Garlic, potatoes, onions, spinach, leeks, radish, and mesculun were planted earlier.
Tomato varieties, Black Krim, Celebrity, Sun Gold, and Green Zebra have been planted. We were able to plant them in late February because of our early spring weather.
Raincathcer’s will also be planting a Three Sisters vegetable bed, Ambroisa melon, okra (of course!) and peppers.
Thank you Jeff Raska, Dallas County Horticulture Program Assistant, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.