We’ve put in three raised beds in our front yard this summer. Each one 4′x 8′, and one foot deep. They’ve worked really well as far as keeping weeds out. We’re growing peas, beans, radishes, eggplants, zucchini, dill, lavender, rosemary, tomatoes, basil, onions, carrots, swiss chard, and chili peppers (tabasco and jalapeño). Owen loves to work in the garden.
The raised beds make it very easy for him to stand and harvest radishes. Fortunately they were ready to be harvested. He also deadheaded some live heads on the marigolds. Here is some of his handiwork, which became a radish tart later that same day, and his breakfast the following morning.
The “Ichiban” Japanese eggplant is coming along.
Hopefully my chili peppers will be coming along as well when we get back from two weeks on the road…