It's been a while since I've posted any garden updates. With all the rain in our area this year, the plants look pretty pitiful.
We are trying a raised bed from Greenland Gardener. The above photo shows what came in our box for the 8 inch half bed measuring 22" by 42". It's this one on their site.
When we finally got a break in the rain, I tackled this project. The corner brackets are seriously cool.
Handsome Husband had to work late this particular evening, but it was not a problem for me to assemble by myself. It slides together easily. First a layer of rabbit manure was shoveled into the raised bed. (We love our bunnies and what cleaning their house does for our garden!) Then I filled it the rest of the way with garden soil.
Let's pretend what was planted is big and beautiful!
I'm planting garlic and scallions in my box to protect them from Handsome Husband when he is being wild with the tiller. ;-)
What would you plant in your raised bed?
I love your garden and don't laugh but I could probably grow the flowers you have planted there LOL:) I do not have a green thumb unfortunately but have dreams of herb gardens and flowers including a beautiful rose garden. We live in an apartment but I can still dream can't I? Have a great week!ReplyDelete
Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond
Hi Marci, My husband made some raised beds for me a couple years ago and I love them. I have to admit I have planted them yet this year. I have an upcoming trip and will be planting some vegies when I get back. Enjoy yours and let us know what you plant! TeresaReplyDelete
Don't you love those that are easy to assemble? Ours certainly weren't that way. Every year we always plant tomatoes & okra in ours. I have planted beans in the past. My faves were chard, which something ate down to the ground (and we never got any), and arugula, which was delish. Right now we're also growing a butternut squash that came up as a volunteer, but it needs lots of space. It'll be interesting to see how those taste when they're mature.ReplyDelete
Super Pretty! I love the colors of the flowers!ReplyDelete
These look super easy to put together and low maintenance. I have created several brick ones and these look much less labour intensive.ReplyDelete
Great raised beds! I love using raised beds and we have several of them... they are so helpful and last for several years even when just regular wood. :)ReplyDelete
I had two similar raised garden beds back in California and they worked great! We grew tomatoes, beans, canteloupe, lettuce and carrots, as well as various birdseed planted by the feathered friends who liked to go eat bugs out of the raised garden! :)ReplyDelete
Looks great and I know you'll have yummy plants growing in there soon,
I so agree with you Marci, those corner brackets are so cool!ReplyDelete
Fun project, and I have to admit, your "virtual" flowers made me laugh!ReplyDelete
I love raised beds. Going to have to check those out, might need to get some for my veggies. Yes, veggies. I'm not good with flowers. Thank you Marci for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared this post.ReplyDelete
We currently have a raised flower bed in our back garden...which my husband and I can't agree what to do with. You have just given me an excellent idea! Thank you for sharing this at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty.ReplyDelete
Ha! Love the 'flowers' in your garden! Raised garden beds are so helpful. I hope yours turns out well this year. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!ReplyDelete
Love the whimsical flowers in your garden - they are my style as unfortunately I don't have a green thumb! Thanks for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkPartyReplyDelete
We just moved away from my wonderful raised beds :( I'll just have to add new ones to Hubby's never-ending list of projects for the new house! I loved growing potatoes in them, they were super easy to grow & harvest. <3ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty.ReplyDelete
I have space in my small yard for 5 of those and I would love to grow my own vegetables. I may have to look into these. Thank you for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty!ReplyDelete
I love my raised bed and wish it looked as pretty as this one :) I grow Veggies in mineReplyDelete
I had never heard of Greenland Gardener. What an easy and good-looking system for creating raised beds! Thank you for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I’m sharing your link on social media.ReplyDelete
Carol (“Mimi”) from Home with Mimi