I love the idea of getting dinner from the backyard! No matter if you've got 25 acres of land to work with or a balcony, you can grow yourself a little garden. The next few months I'll be checking in and letting you see the progress of this garden and I'd love to hear about yours!
If you remember, we moved a few months ago to a new house. Ever since, I've been dying to get my hands in the soil! I'm so excited gardening season is just about here!
My parents were up visiting this weekend, so like a typical daughter, I thought I'd take advantage of my Dad's handy skills!
I decided that making my own raised garden bed would be a. much cheaper and b. more fun! They do sell kits online, but they do require some assembly and can be very expensive.
So, here's the space we were working with (that's my awesome Dad!):
Next, we made the frame. And when I say we, I mean my Dad did most of it!
We used redwood for the frame. It's super strong and won't warp or rot. We bought 3 eight foot long boards and had one cut in half for the sides. Next we (my Dad) pre-drilled the holes and used three 3/8 lag bolts to fasten the corners.
We placed the frame right on top of the grass. (no need to dig it up)
Total cost for everything: $150! A far cry less then buying the kits. I also spent more to get organic soil.
Be sure to come back tomorrow to see what I planted!