Question on Raised Veggie Beds
I have been wanting to build a raised veggie bed in my backyard since last year, but haven't been able to talk my husband into it. We have a small starter home with a even smaller yard, so my husband was worried about taking up what little space we had back there.
Well thanks all you lovely ladies and gents at the swap and all the little babies you gave me of tomato, strawberry and pepper plants I have convienced him!!! He loves his jap peppers and is very excited for me to try grow some.
In the past I would always say something to him about the raised bed and he would blow it off or tell me no, and to keep using containers. Well last night I half jokinly said to him last night, we need to get starting building that raised bed and he said, Yeah I know we can try to do that this weekend!!!!!! :o)
So I had a few questions since this is going to be kind of new to me. I am building it against my fence line, so should I put a back on it, or you think I could just use the fence as the back of the bed? Also there is really not much grass back their now, they fence builders killed it and b/c of that and rain its stayed muddy the first 1-2 foot out. However I am sure in a couple of years grass would slowly start to build back. What is best to cover the ground with? I saw someone here say old newspapers. Then I remember from this weekend, John using rocks before the soil? Should I do that? Any suggestions for a first timer?