5.12.2015

DIY Raised Garden Box


DIY Raised Garden Box

Our little chicks have been begging for a garden
to grow our own wonderful yum for the table and
thankfully they love veggies just as much as their 
Mama does! So my handy hubby tackled yet another
amazing project a few weekends ago and we are
proud to announce...
the green beans, peas and cucumbers have sprouted!

On his shopping list:
3 pieces of 2X12" Pressure Treated Lumber
1 roll of landscape fabric
Scrap wood for corner stakes
1- 8X2 foot trellis
Several bags of Organic Raised Bed Soil

DIY Raised Garden Box

He built the box on our driveway since it is 
more level. Cut one of the boards in half, 
making our garden box 8X4 feet.

Some grunt work digging out a bit of the hill
and then staking it into place, reinforcing the 
corners with screws. We had leftover stain from
our master bathroom project and he enlisted the
help of our seven year old to "paint" the box.

DIY Raised Garden Box

video

This is how it's done Daniel Son...

DIY Raised Garden Box

He lined the bottom of the box and stapled it in, 
adding the bags of soil. 

DIY Raised Garden Box

Next the trellis...cut in half, zip tied together and
buried into the soil. It'll be fun to watch the 
beans curl up the sides.

DIY Raised Garden Box

Confession: Yes, I grew up on a farm but I don't
have a green thumb, I am however 
willing to try. Since we were a little late planting,
we picked up plants that were already started, minus
the beans and cucumbers. I'm not sure how 
huge everything will get, so we are playing it safe
this summer with just a few items. 

Three tomato plants on the left and all sorts of
glorious smelling spices on the right. We added
rosemary and marigolds around the edges to help
keep away any animals that might want to take a nibble.
One yellow pepper plant, and a pouch of snow peas,
green beans and cucumbers.

DIY Raised Garden Box

The kids have enjoyed watching the tomatoes blossom
and love watering the plants...fingers crossed
we will have something yummy to show for our 
hard work!

DIY Raised Garden Box

How does your garden grow?
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