From Lawn to Backyard Garden Bed in 2 Hours


In these wild and worrying times of COVID-19 that find our outdoor time restricted to our yards — for those of us fortunate enough to have them — please don’t forget, spring is here; it’s time to cultivate. I take comfort in this important springtime of cultivation and creating the scenario where young new life can thrive and produce copious amounts of much-needed summer produce.

Joshua’s 2-Hour Backyard Garden Bed

If you have clay soil, pre-soak your work zone the day before on order to make the ground softer.

1. If you plan to plant on a hill, use an A-frame measurement device (see photo) to determine a level line. On-contour raised beds constructed on a hill can collect and store wet-season moisture.

2. Flag out the high side of your bed line on the ground. The bed pictured is 3 feet wide by 12 feet long.

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