Last year I offered to make Dave a raised garden he could tend while standing or from sitting in his walker.
Well, I finished it this weekend. It is not a sight of beauty but it suits his needs and is very functional. Besides, it cost me no money. I put together some weathered logs and filled it with soil from my property. There are several levels, rough gravel subsoil on the bottom, covered with clay loam, then a layer for fresh manure and finally a good six inches of old manure which had composted into soil.
The garden has the added advantage that a wayward pig cannot ravage it when your back is turned.
Dave began planting. Along the front edge he has planted a row of Kennebec potatoes. At the far end , if you look carefully, he has planted two red tomato plants and two yellow ones. Also he has put in four cabbage plants and four broccoli. He has just begun on the onions both Dutch and Spanish. You can never have enough onions. It is a beginning. He will continue to plant other things until it is all planted. Come the Fall it will be overflowing with produce.