- Posted June 18, 2012 by
gig harbor, Washington
This iReport is part of an assignment:
From garden to table
Gardening with Raised Garden Beds
- stein0726, CNN iReport producer
Maybe it's because I have a major case of OCD, but I love growing vegetables in raised garden boxes. Not only can I keep up on the weeds easier, but they just look so darn tidy.
In an effort to grow 2,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables this year I decided to plant 100 of my 120 tomato plants in 10 of my garden boxes this year. Sure, they are crammed in there a bit, but I think people would be surprised to know just how much food they can grow in such a small about of space.
Seed packets encourage us to plant our seeds way to far apart. I say go for it, be a rebel, over seed. Who knows, you may just need a wheelbarrow to bring in your haul this summer.