Hi Mary,Welcome GottaGo from the SF bay area. I live in Alameda and we too have micro climates all over our little man made island. Fortunately they tend to be warmer ones which we need with our cool weather.
Why are your raised beds so high off the ground? I know you are relocating them but even that platform with those railroad ties seems very high to me. What is the purpose of it?
Thank you for adding the pictures of these raised bed's. I could really do with the exact same. What did you line the bottom with?Hi Mary,
I have family from the SF area, and I miss Scoma's restaurant dearly. We will have to go visit as our excuse to get another delicious meal at that restaurant!
Our yard is extremely sloped in areas. In order to have a flat surface to put the raised beds, we had to 'flatten' the area, and 'up' was the only option and still be able to protect it from our hoofed forest friends.
The reason for the beds being so high is mainly my back, I'm no spring chicken. That height makes it so much easier to harvest everything except tomatoes. While we did them in the back bed this year, it was quite the circus show to harvest, so next year, lower beds for the tomatoes!