Sunday, March 17, 2013

Raised Bed Garden

Hello, and Happy St. Patrick's Day! :)  Here in Florida we're well into the spring season.  The Azaleas and Dogwoods are blooming, the trees are budding, and we're experiencing warm weather with lots of rain!

Yesterday it was sunny and warm, so my fiance and I got to work building a raised bed garden.  (We also had this little helper.)

I was surprised at what a quick and easy project it was.  After just three hours of work, we were completely finished.  We used a bunch of different tutorials online as a guide for building our raised bed, but didn't really follow any instructions in particular.  We ended up buying one 2x10x16, cutting it into four 4 foot sections, and drilling it together.  We used a 4x4 that was 12 inches tall in each corner for extra stability and to bury into the ground so the bed would stay put.  (If this makes no sense, you might want to check out this tutorial--it's the best raised garden bed instructions we found and it even includes a shopping list.)

The whole project (lumber, dirt, and all) cost us just $75--well worth it for the tasty vegetables and the enjoyment we'll get out of it.  Plus, once you have the raised bed set up you can plant in it again and again.

I can't wait to see my little vegetables grow! :)  Thanks for stopping by!



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