Since we moved into this house I've wanted a veggie garden. We only have one small corner that gets good strong sun. So on Mother's Day weekend, Matt built my above-ground garden area.
He started by building a retaining wall in the area.
Then down goes the weed mat and gravel. Beth: Pebbles don't taste good.
This was my solution to filling the cattle troughs on the bottom. I didn't want to buy a bunch of packing peanuts as many people suggest. So I collected all our plastic containers for a few months and lined the bottom. My own little landfill project.
We arranged the troughs in the area. Then filled with good garden soil from the nursery.
Then, we planted! Some things are still struggling a bit. I even trimmed back the tree a bit to give it some more sun. Hopefully, all this heat will help thing grow.
I'm working on natural trellis supports using all the branches in our yard.