Big, Bad, Planter Bed

We worked really hard on Saturday to add another Black Locust limb planting bed. This one was 13 feet long and 7.5 feet wide, the biggest in the garden. It took 3 of us to carry the logs.

First, we removed the old soil and rusted gopher wire:DSCN3649DSCN3679

We hauled over 4 large 13′ tree limbs. They had previously been cut from some fallen Locust trees in our neighbor’s yard.


For each of the corners, a 2 ft. tall 4×4 is used to screw in the bolts.

DSCN3681Two are stacked on top of each other, but for the sides, we opted to save the big pieces for another bed and just go with smaller pieces, using three branches for the front and back to equal the height of two large pieces.


Next weekend, we’ll cut off the posts, add the heavy-duty hardware wire and fill it in with horse manure and plant seeds for erosion control.  Sheet mulching and wood chips for the walkway will come soon!

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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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