I love our new metal raised beds. Our old ones were wood and crumbling. These are higher and tidier looking.
In the first couple photos below, you can see my husband working on them. This process took a couple months of intermittent hard work. All the way at the bottom is mesh to keep critters out from underneath, then there is a layer of tree branches, topped by our fabulous compost from our kitchen and yard scraps. Around them is plastic stripping to keep grass out. He devised an ingenious ramp out of sides from a previous raised bed to make them easier to fill.
The bed closest to our house is my cutting garden for flowers for the house and church. The middle one has garlic that is looking a little worse for being transplanted, and he’s just planted arugula in there. The front bed has our herbs.
So grateful for this progress!