This bed use to be my compost pile. My husband shored it up by adding a back wall and added garden dirt and mushroom compost (I call it garden gold). Peat moss helped too. This year I added 6 cubic feet of dirt and 1 cubic foot of mushroom compost after I turned the bed over. As a gardener your patience bears fruit because you go from “winter ugly” to the best looking dirt ever. Working in the garden gives you SUCH a sense of accomplishment. Plus it helps you get out any crankiness you might have accumulated over the day.
I really enjoy this raised bed. You can sit on the side of it when you get tired of working in the larger gardens during the heat of the summer. It’s next to a small perennial garden that we put our marker for our pups, Lady and Belle. They would patiently wait outside for me when I was working out in the gardens or if the lawn had just been mowed, they’d roll around in the grass. So fun to watch. What is it about grass that dogs love?