Planning the Perfect Garden; Raised Beds

Well, a dream we’ve talked about for years has finally come true: we can finally plan and attempt the vegetable garden we’ve always wanted. After buying our home on a ton of acreage last May, we’ve been excitedly talking about what we want to plant, where we will plant it, and how we want to conquer all of it. We’ve talked to a ton of family members and friends who have raised successful gardens (and not-so-successful gardens) and made mental notes of the wisdom they shared with us. Unfortunately, I did not write down all of the amazing tips they gave us, and now it’s all jumbled into the vegetable soup that is my brain. So, in an attempt to spark my memory of things I was told, I’ve been searching and researching through the amazing world of Pinterest to find out what I need to know to get started. Nearly everyone I’ve talked to has suggested that I build raised beds for planting for a multitude of reasons, and since I lack a lot of the equipment (at this point, anyways) for getting the ground ready for sowing directly into the ground, I’m going to go that route. Apparently…

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