For years, I have wanted to organize the garden amd build raised beds. Instead, I have had no garden and the back corner of the yard has turned into the world's largest compost bin. This weekend, I tried to fix that.
I already planned on taking on this project but my mother in law bought me a bunch of heairloom seeds and this pushed me to get them in the ground quickly so I spent yesterday in the yard.
I constructed the beds out of 1x4 and a bunch of 4x4 I had laying around as scrap. I think if I were to take this on again, as I think I will in a few years when these come apart or rot, I will use 2x material. The 1x had a lot of warping and was hard to keep plumb and even.
They are a little rustic-looking and not perfectly even (I guess aligning them with my crooked sidewalk wasn't such a great idea) but they are a vast improvement.
I transplanted all of our herbs into one of them and planted seed in the others. We have a couple heirloom variety tomatoes and some cucumber, pepper and lettuce.
I still have a lot to do in this area. I need to clean up all of the old pots and stuff by the fence and put down the pea gravel that I bought for the paths around the bozes. I also want to do several large containers of mint, lettuce and other plants to fill the area. It will certainly change over the next few weeks.