Starting Raised Beds

This post isn’t going to be very long. Just wanted to give some of you guys an update on the Garden I’m making. I stated out above with exactly 7 2x12x12s  It was exactly enough for me to make a raised bed that was in the shape of a ‘U’ that was 3′ wide and 12′ all around, and also make another 3’x6′ raised garden bed that I could use somewhere else.

The site is on a slight decline next to my driveway. It gets a lot of sun there most of the day. The rest of my property is pretty shaded. I didn’t really have a lot of choice in the matter. It was either here or the legit front yard – which is where I’m standing when I’m taking the above photos.

So here I’m just getting the general layout of the pieces and seeing where it would best fit. I plan on buying some more wood and building another set of boxes further down the drive. For right now this was all I had.

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And here it is all put together. I’m going to get some dirt when I get the other load of wood. I’ll buy the plants too. Next year I should be able to go off the seed I’ll make this year. And I don’t have all my indoor starter stuff right now, so I couldn’t really take the time to start indoors. This will be my first year homesteading on this property so I’m just going to make the beds and plop some plants in.

When I put these together I had to make sure all the corners were joined properly. If they weren’t, The dimensions wouldn’t be right since I rounded everything off to the nearest foot, making it easier to cot pieces and not get distracted by assembly of pieces. Worked out pretty well.

I put together my hop bed, but that is coming in next with the other load of wood.

Thanks for checking it out. More adventures to follow.

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