What We used to Fill our Raised Beds

  1. Tracy says:

    We do the newspaper in Australia as we have very hot sun. 42 degree Celsius and the newspaper keeps the worms cool while they do their work. Can’t wait to see your crops.

  2. Cathy says:

    We never use wood chips because they are often dyed and/or made from diseased trees. We had wood chips in our front yard d gardens a few years ago and they developed termites. You can buy undyed wood chips. We use compost to top mulch making sure that it does not touch the trunk or lower stems of the plants/trees. Dried Pine Needles are a good natural mulch also.

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      Great recommendations. We may have to collect pine needles in the future.

  3. FANTASTIC … WoW !! You two are soooooooo creative. Can’t wait to see the plants grown around the coop and in your raised bed area.

  4. Mary Newland says:

    There is a mushroom farm here (huge) so I get my compost from them. It’s inexpensive and is delivered in 50lb bags for easy hauling from the driveway to the garden beds. It’s filled with all kinds of different materials and holds moisture well. Along with high nitrogen levels it’s a winner. The growth is astonishing. It’s been hot here in Ontario as well but we are near the lake so it stays reasonable cool. I lived in LA for 34 years and found the heat there to be brutal…lack of humidity or not. Weeks on end of over 100 degrees is intolerable!

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      Oh, I bet that compost is wonderful for your plants!! I would love to try something like that.

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