After three years of taking care of flowers that only flower for about 1 week out of the year. We decided to rip them out and build some raised beds.
Pic of last years flowers, some pepper & tomato plants. Digging up peonies is not a fun job, their roots are a lot bigger than I expected them to be.
After two trips to Lowes and lots of shoveling the boxes turned out pretty nice. After building the four 6'x4' boxes out of 2x6's Friday morning and layering the bottom with old cardboard it was time to start filling them with dirt.
I layered the fill with leaves saved from last year, compost from our compost barrel, and some wood ashes from the wood stove.
Didnt want to cut down our walnut tree so I decided to build a box around it, hopefully this will keep the plants safe from it.
Attaching the string to make the 1'x1' squares.
Got some lettuce, carrots, beets & radishes planted.