I have been considering a few raised beds but dont have any good ideas on materials for the frames. If any of you have any ideas, I would love to hear them, Thanks!
Good that you've already started though. You're way ahead of the game! We get so many people say that if things get bad they'll "just throw some seeds in the ground." Yeah, right! It usually takes two years or more to get good at gardening. Especially in this locale where the ground is so poor. It takes us about threee years once we break ground to begin getting decent crops from it and another two years for the soil to be where we want it. And we use every trick we know!Great idea for recycling. We are using old RR ties and the wife is doing square foot farming.
Last year (our first) wasn't a bust, but not a failure. Need to rotate crops and planting cycles
http://pubs.cas.psu.edu/freepubs/pdfs/uc185.pdfMosquitoes can find many suitable
spots for breeding on farms.
A favorite breeding
place around many farms is the water
collected in full-casing tires used to
anchor bunk silo covers.
But of course I already know this.Because when tires lay around here collecting rainwater they are the best breeding grounds for Culex Pipiens