Creating our beds

8 03 2015

Here is the basic process, in picture form.  We did this to create the last picture (that is all within a 12 month time frame).

About 1/3 of all the cardboard I needed.

About 1/3 of all the cardboard I needed.

I used an electrical cord to make the shape of the bed and then laid cardboard all over the place.

I used an electrical cord to make the shape of the bed and then laid cardboard all over the place.

The little one soaked the cardboard.  It's kind of important to do that.  I think it dries out the soil or it just breaks down slower.  I dunno.  Sumpthin'

The little one soaked the cardboard. It’s kind of important to do that. I think it dries out the soil or it just breaks down slower. I dunno. Sumpthin’

A LOT of dirt to get both our front beds.

A LOT of dirt to get both our front beds.

A layer of leaves.  (Note:  We did the beds on separate days (I couldn't get all the cardboard home).

A layer of leaves. (Note: We did the beds on separate days (I couldn’t get all the cardboard home).

The upper bed in the front yard ended looking like this in the spring (you can see a few seedlings and plants.

The upper bed in the front yard ended looking like this in the spring (you can see a few seedlings and plants.

Bada boom.  There's the lower front bed.

Bada boom. There’s the lower front bed.  That is a wood chip mulch.

The upper front bed

The upper front bed.  The flowers in the front right are liatris.  They have a beautiful purple spike bloom

Our rhubarb plant was big.

Our rhubarb plant was sooooo big but we had to move it.

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