{DIY Garden Beds}

We planted a garden!

We are on the road to Urban Homesteading now!

I looked up a few DIY posts via Pinterest to show hubby some general ideas and to figure out how much soil we needed, but this is a pretty basic project.

Here are my incredibly non-technical steps.

1. Choose the size of your garden bed.  We did two different rectangular shapes.  One that was pretty standard and the other that was slimmer and longer for a row of corn and sunflowers along the edge of the grass.

2. Purchase wood at the appropriate length or cut wood to the right size.  We have a bunch of wood from an old deck that we ripped up in our yard.  

3. Piece together.  We didn’t do any fancy 45 degree angles, but merely joined the wood together with nails and/or screws and some 2 x 4’s and – BOOM – we were done-zo.  

And by we, I mean my husband.  Although I did help carry the the garden bed to its final resting place.

Once the beds were built we added soil and smoothed it out.  This was my favorite part.  I kept saying, “We’re farmers!” and tried to convince my husband to quit his job to become a full-time farmer.  No such luck, but I’m not giving up!

We planted green beans, cherry tomatoes, roma tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, and zucchini in the first box.  We planted carrots in two large plastic pots.  We planted corn and sunflowers in the long and skinny garden bed.

We may build another small box and add some pumpkins for carving in the fall!

A few green buds have just started to pop up!  It is so exciting!  I am already excited to add more garden beds next year and to plant some yellow squash, spaghetti squash, strawberries, and watermelons!

Are you gardening this summer?


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