More March Gardening

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Top soil arrived! If you ever wondered what a ton of something looks like, this is it:

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The bed needed a little finishing up from where we left it after the workshop — here it is with the apple tree donated to us just waiting to be planted!

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Adding a few more slats from other pallets to better contain the soil…I ended up sawing these down in a diagonal pattern, as once the bed was full we planned to put some thyme along the sides as well as on top, to come cascading fragrantly down the wood.

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We just used an old topsoil bag donated to us as a liner for the raised bed, using heavy duty staples to fix it to the sides of the bed.

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A layer of sand and gravel, then adding topsoil wheelbarrow load by wheelbarrow load — a good workout if you feel you need one!

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And finally the finished tree and herb planter…with the apple tree safe and sound but still some herbs to go!

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