Our weekend project.
I've had a penchant for raised garden beds for a couple years. Raised beds just seem like a good way to keep weeds under control, keep plantings together with defined paths, and just look orderly. I like orderly and neat. I just don't always live that way.
Mr. D and I have had many discussions on raised beds. And gardening.
Me pleading my case for raised beds.
Him pleading his case against them.
So, we came to a compromise.
We agreed on one raised garden bed. A trial run.
A Menard's run in the morning for materials. Then construction began.
While Mr. D did his construction thing, I moved plants,
planted tomatoes and herbs and planted seeds and bulbs.
THAT was brilliant.
Nike, our Norwich Terrier, was fascinated with the project...
Hearing us talk about the garden bed, Nike must have concluded we were making a bed for him!
He was very persistent.
And very tired.
He eventually settled next to the bed.
and quickly fell asleep.
It was a very long day
and he didn't stop moving for more than 6 hours
If you want to make your own 12' x 4' raised bed, here's the supplies you'll need:
4 - 12 foot 2x6 boards
2 - 8 foot 2x6 boards
Wood screws - 3 inch and 2.5 inch
1 dozen (pre-made) wood stakes
1 cordless screwdriver
One skilled engineer/carpenter/diy-er/loving husband!