Help and Advice for Planning Garden Beds

Posted on Feb 1 2010 - 5:45am by Mike Lieberman

This spring season, I plan to use some of the garden beds in the backyard vegetable garden at my Grandmother’s.

I got her approval and documented in the video below, but I’m sure that she’ll still have some complaints about it.

There are four beds that measure approximately 4×2, 4×6 (which has a little bit of moss growing on it), 4×4 and 4×4. I’ve seen some of the stuff that my Grandmother has put in her soil, so I’d definitely like to mineralize and amend it.

The plan that I had was to till it and add compost, seaweed and horse manure once the weather warmed up.

The questions that I currently have are:

  • Is there anything else that I should do to mineralize the soil?
  • Should I be worried about the moss? If so, what should I do
  • Is there anything else that I can do now or should be aware of?