Well, I have been busy with my garden this spring/summer. My sons and husband have helped me to make some raised beds this year and I LOVE them!
I have one more bed of strawberries. The runners are taking over, so that is my next project. How to move them somewhere else (Oh boys! Mama needs another bed....). I have 6 plants that are ever bearing, so I can go out and have a strawberry every now and then through the season. The other 12-18 plants are June bearing, so next year I will get large harvests all within a window of time, for putting away.
The weeding has been almost non-exsistant with this type of gardening. We put newspaper on the bottom of two of the beds and nothing on the others, I can't really tell the difference. We filled the beds with peat moss, composted manure, and just some dirt (high clay concentration) from my dad's farm. The soil is absolutely beautiful now!
I love my raised beds... have I told you that already? :) They are amazing and a great way to garden if you are short on space or don't have the power tools to use. Give it a try! Nothing beats fresh!