Here is a flashback to the day we installed the raised bed. It was later in the season, August 2011 to be exact. The North side of the house had nothing but a bunch of rock hard dirt. Before we installed the raised bed, the neighbors who lived in the bungalow next to us had a dingy blanket hanging on the clothing line that they never brought inside. It looked so ugly. Once they moved out, I was able to clean up our side of the shared space and start planting and growing! I was so happy and excited! We started with one bed which is about 5x3 in size, and then a few weeks later, we installed a smaller bed.