I've been daydreaming about the 2011 garden today. At first I decided I want to tear out the entire east garden 4' x 22' raised bed, that runs north and south, and build three east/west beds that would be 4' x 8' long. I wanted to make them from 2" x 12" lumber.
I changed my mind. I've decided I might just do away with the boxed in beds, and go back to raised beds without the lumber. That's how I gardened for many years, and I think I prefer it. The main reason being that during the heat of summer, the edges of the boxes get extremely hot and absolutely cook anything that's planted within six inches of the edges. Secondly, I always liked to use my pathways for trench composting, and just move my beds over a couple of feet each year to take advantage of the enriched soil.
It's possible I'll change my mind again, so don't hold your breaths!
To the winners of my 100,000 views contest: The seeds you won have been mailed out to me, and I expect them to arrive by tomorrow or Tuesday. Have no fear, they will get to you long before planting time!
I have internet woes again (so what's new?). The provider had switched from Hughes Net to Wild Blue, and now he's not happy with them so he's trying to switch back. I have no idea where he is in the process...last time I checked it was still Wild Blue. Whatever it is, I seem to be off more than on. The library wireless is still not working, so I'm usually up the proverbial creek without a paddle when it comes to getting on line.