It is hard to express just how much I love having this 8 x 4 foot raised bed garden my husband built for me last fall! I eat fresh greens from it just about every day, usually for breakfast sautéed with leek greens and shallots…such a great way to start off my day!
The idea for a raised bed garden was inspired after seeing instagram posts by @realfoodlab and @metabolic_mike about their amazing raised beds. I inquired about their construction and told Mike about the space I had…and I am so thankful that he mentioned…and I am quoting “Oh great. You can get some nice greens going with that.” I just LOVE how an idea gets planted! (pun intended)
Greens have been easy to grow and quite proliferative, so I would highly recommend them. You can pick off the leaves you want to eat and the plant will just keep producing more…so awesome.
Recently 2 great fertilizers were recommended to me by Tiffany of @plantmatterplant of @littlerivercooperative and they are really amping up my “leafy green” production as promised…so remember to fertilize regularly! I am doing it once a week and here is what I am using.