Finally got a break in the minus degrees and snow showers, so we're turning over some new beds for extra planting space. It's been a cold Spring so far but hopefully the weather is finally breaking; we have a lot of anxious plants inside.

This is a real quick & dirty method, providing you have a good layer of healthy topsoil. All you gotta do is cut the outline for the bed, then remove squares of ground and flip them over. If you want a raised bed, you can shift the squares to the side and flip them over onto the grass.

I think of it as a “One Dig” method. Unlike the classic “No Dig” bed you don't have to lay out cardboard or add any compost. The grass itself is rich in nutrients and it'll break down quickly after flipping; if you go for the raised bed you'll get a good double-layer of this.

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