This last week I worked in the garden in the gorgeous unseasonable March weather. I made a couple of potato bins, very similar to last year’s compost bin. These are pallets cut in half, and the front panels can be removed and then stacked as soil is added. This will be my first year growing potatoes ‘vertically’ and I’m looking forward to the results.

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My other project is more long term. Our garden is on a bit of a slope, and I’ve been wanting to turn our pile of waste rock into a short uphill retaining wall. Over the years, the soil tends to slump a bit in towards the garden, and a nice stone wall would give a permanent feel to the garden.

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