May 17, 2009 | 2:48 AM PST
seedlings.. Are better than one.Kinda like the two heads are better than one thing..? My brother for various reasons,has bounced around,but always manages to have at least some container tomatoes etc., where ever he lives.This summer he's with us,but also has a small raised strawberry patch at my other brothers house about an hours drive from us.He was into composting there also,but he was the only one that was into it.He wants to grow a few pumpkins for the boys here,to have as their own, and can watch them grow. His boy Hunter,who is 8, who visits with us, and my grandson-Landon,almost 4,who's with me 3-4 days a week.So he's got an itch he has to scratch.Where to put them,since areas are planned out for building more beds,whenever we have spare time.Well,I'm gonna suggest he start building the compost area bed.I have areas where I cant plant so to allow the tractor, truck or mower-rider to drive thru.Well-in between night crawling,and the odd jobs,I think he wants to build and get his hands in the dirt,and if Jims busy working on the vehicles,what the heck.I liked soaphouse's building materials for her raised beds,and I told jim I'd like that in the compost area bed. Hopefully the metal roofing wont cost a fortune.So I'll run it by Rick,and we'll pick up some pumpkins already started,and get them in for the boys.In the meantime,my new strawberry bed is empty & awaits the loam-compost mixture. Those will be moved next spring but want to get the bed filled ahead of time.Rick knows how to run the tractor,so if he wants to play on it in between the important house stuff-then it might as well be getting done by somebody-anybody...update- Rick got antsy and started building the raised bed area.All dug up with the Mantis, and 2 posts sunk already. We found one full sheet of metal left over from the garage roof to use-so only have to buy one.He'll split that sheet in two for the sides.Have enough posts laying around,for the stakes for the sides.We'll end up making two 4 x8 metal beds,with a space between for walking.Now he's cranking,and has his seedlings started too...jim has his pegboards done- and now ready to empty more totes..I cant believe how long it takes to get a garage situated...or maybe its just because jim has alot of tools now-at any rate I'll be glad to be able to walk around in my bay finally.