Another Locust Planter Bed

Today, we were able to build the largest planter bed in the garden.  A few weeks ago, a friend cut down 4 small Black Locust trees on a neighbor’s property.  This provided enough material for another bed.

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It took four hours to build this new bed, and it’s like piecing together a puzzle since the trees trunks are curved and irregular.  The longest tree piece was 194 inches so that was the size of the rectangle shape.  Next, we had to piece the logs together for the best fit.


The garden is almost half way completed; the beds need to be filled with horse manure and the paths dug out and filled with wood chips.   This will get done in October – in the meantime – more supplies can be accumulated, such as locust trees and clay pipes.

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2.5 acre permaculture with heritage orchard, organic gardens, redwood forest, and riparian corridor along Love Creek at the base of Ben Lomond mountain, San Lorenzo Valley, Santa Cruz County.
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