Have I mentioned lately how much I love my raised bed garden? I’ve only had to pull a few weeds all summer… and those were only baby sprouts easily plucked from the soil. No tilling or hoeing either. The only maintenance required is watering, fertilizing, staking, and harvesting… harvesting being the easiest and most rewarding chore, if you can even call it a chore. I mean, seriously, if you think that harvesting your crop is a chore, you probably need a hobby other than gardening.
I have been harvesting, and eating, a lot of carrots and potatoes from my garden lately. Want to know how I harvest the potatoes? I reach into the soil and lift them out. No digging. No accidentally piercing them with a shovel or garden fork. No problem! The carrots are equally easy to remove from the soil. What about this is not good?!
Another great thing about growing root vegetables in raised bed garden soil is that they don’t have to compete with stones and hard lumps of soil for territory. They come out of the ground picture-perfect with no battle scars or malformations.
Off to the garden to collect some veggies to toss in the crockpot with a roast!