When we started our summer tomatoes, squash and eggplant in straw bales it gave us a chance to see how the location of the gardens went with the paths the kids and dogs use in the back yard. They have proven to be ideally located.... although one bed had to be moved a little to get it out from under the clothes line.
Here is our strawbale garden just after it was put in place..
With the locations settled on it was time to make the beds more permanent.... I took the chance to get the kids to assemble some raised garden beds after school... there has been no homework in the last week before summer holidays.
The beds were about the same size as two strawbales...so with minimal disturbance to the bales we now have two raised garden beds.
With the new raised edges on the gardens the tomotoes and eggplant should have better protection from the dogs and soccer balls.