A quick $20 and 5 minutes, I turned the garden boxes into an actual space. I didn’t just use straw, I used a straw blanket with small netting and stakes to keep it in place.
Why you ask? CHICKEN PROOF.
They don’t want to dig through mesh so area around our garden can be protected and not washed away into the creek behind us. Also, my husband made chicken wire lids for the boxes to keep the chickens from eating everything.