From my introduction video you saw this homestead already has 4 raised garden beds. The issue is they have become overgrown with weeds and not treated for years. In this video I start brining these garden beds back to life and soon I'll be planting my first crop!
With any raised garden bed you'll want to just jump in and get started. As I started to clear the debree and hoses and shovels left over the years lol I found the soil was still rich and full of worms. I'll be adding a few other things later to improve the nitrates in the soil
How do you prepare a garden bed for Spring?
This spring I want to plant a few crops in here and see what ones do the best. This is my first time doing all of this and it's based on research I've done and now simply doing it. After removing the weeds you can cover with leaves, straw or wood chips. This protects the soil from the harsh winter and allows the soil under to decompose and enrich it for the spring.
My end goal for all of this is to become self sufficient and perhaps later even sell some of it and live off the land. Being that this is the first year there's much to learn! If you're a homesteader yourself or have been in the past and have tips and suggestions drop them in the comments. Thank you!