Just get out and do it.

Welcome to my blog, Garden for Your Life! This site will be mostly about my garden, but you can build one just like it in your back yard too. It can be bigger or smaller, just get out and do it. You can do it for fun. Your can do it for your health. You can do it for fresh food in these troubled times. The point is to get out and do it for whatever reason that you need.

Over time I will cover topics like canning and preserving your harvest, soil and beds, bugs, what to plant and when, and much more.

I've been working on this garden on mine and improving on it for over five years now. I will continue doing that for many more. You can too, just get out and do it.


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Raised beds.

We just had a major storm go through here a few hours ago.  After it stopped raining and the water had a couple of hours to drain I went out to check on the quail and my garden.  The rain gauge said 2 and a half inches.  I still have standing water that will take some time to drain.

This is a common problem in housing subdivisions.  My land used to be grass fields, so the soil is heavy clay.  My raised beds on the other hand were drained and my plants survived well!

Strawberries doing great.

Two beds of green peppers.

Three beds in the back of romas, one bed with red pear tomato's, yellow pear tomato's, and tomatillios.
So far so good.  Now if we get consistent rain this year i should get a great harvest.


  1. Hi Ken,

    Your beds look great. 2 quick questions ~

    1) Are your fences removable so you can get into the beds?

    2) How do you keep the grass / weeds down in between the beds?


    1. Howdy, My fences are fairly permanent with a gates on my main gardens and a section on my strawberry bed that I can open and step in. As for between the beds my new section is two feet between the beds so my mower fits and I use a weed eater around the other parts. You can mulch all around the are 4-6 inches deep if you want to with playground mulch from the bulk supply but that will wear out yearly so I just let it be grass. Much easier that way.