This idea comes from a gardener in Arlington, VA, who reviewed our Raised Bed Corners (4 stars):
"To prevent rabbits, squirrels, and chipmunks from getting into the bed, I wanted to enclose it with a 2-foot-high fence that would still allow easy access to the plantings. The 2-inch-square holes in the corners (which typically are covered [...]
3 x 6 ft. beds, such as these Copper Cap Raised Beds, hold 15 cubic feet of soil.
Good soil is the single most important ingredient for a good garden. Raised beds give you an immediate advantage over a regular garden, because when you fill your raised bed, you can fill it with a blend of soil that’s superior to the native soil in your y [...]
Before: A 4×8 raised bed after a long winter and spring, filled with weeds from wind-blown seeds.
How long does it take to weed your garden? In just 12 minutes, I was able to take a weedy 4×8 raised bed and make it ready for planting.
The before-and-after photos show one of the big benefits of raised bed gardening: Pulling weeds [...]
Chives in flower
A new variety of tomato called 4th of July, a relatively compact, indeterminate variety that is ideal for growing in containers.
Newly planted Terrazza Self-Watering Raised Bed (front) and Terrazza Trough Planter
Vegetable transplants are arriving daily, and they look beautiful. I set out a bed of mixed peppers and bunching o [...]
My own 20-year old asparagus bed in mid-April, at the start of the harvest season. Look, no weeds!
Asparagus is one of the easiest and most satisfying vegetables you can grow. At my house, the asparagus harvest will soon be drawing to a close. Some of us are rather happy about that. We’ve been eating asparagus at least once a day since the en [...]
My 4 x 8-ft. raised bed.
I love a neat garden that is intensively planted and incredibly productive. But I hate to plant microscopic seed, then go through the tedious process of thinning out the extras. Typically I waste a lot of seed when planting salad greens and carrots. And my back aches from thinning over-seeded beds. So, last year I was [...]
With a soaker hose, such as the Snip-n-Drip system, you can water thoroughly and efficiently.
Whenever I plant a new flower garden for one of my clients, I give the “watering talk,” in which I underscore the importance of watering during the first year. I note that standing at the garden’s edge with a hose and a sprayer (on [...]
From time to time, a customer will ask us why more of our products aren’t made in the United States. The fact is, we try to buy from producers and manufacturers here in the U.S., and we get more of our products from the U.S. than any other country.
The crew at our manufacturing facility in Georgia, VT, where our carts are made. Th [...]