In addition to the established gardens, I decided to build some new plots closer to our house. I built two on the North-East side of the house that I will probably put red and golden raspberries into. The guy at the nursery told me they would be ok in afternoon/evening shade, so I'm hoping they will flourish there. I am also adding some to the yard directly beyond the patio area. Here is my process:
Hmmm... I thought I had taken more pics, BUT... The 5-6" of compost was followed by a thin layer of duck poop straw, followed by 6" or so of mulch, more poo straw, then another 4" or so of compost, followed by about an inch of mulch for a top layer.
|Last layer of mulch going on the top.|