“Ask and ye shall receive” brought on a whole new meaning last week when I told my husband I wanted to start a vegetable garden. Now keep in mind, we don’t have a typical backyard with grass and trees, but instead have a small narrow side yard with nothing but pavers. I told him I needed some raised planter boxes so he said to me “well then, I will go just go build you one!” And within an hour and a half I had a planter box! I was stunned and amazed that not only could he produce one so fast, but do it so happily and willingly. My hero!
I decided I wanted a box I didn’t have to lean over too far because of my bad back. I also wanted it to be narrow enough for just one row to keep it decorative and not crowd out the small space in our yard. I have to confess, I wanted to be involved with the project so he humored me by teaching me how to use his power drill. After fumbling with it a bit, I managed to screw some of the pieces together. I will never be as quick as he though. We really enjoyed working together and he was as patient as can be.
I decided I wanted to give it a reclaimed wood look to it so I brushed on some gray stain and after it dried, gave it a good sanding. I then treated it with Thompson’s water seal. We lined the inside with plastic, and then drilled a few holes for drainage. After covering the holes with rocks, we added garden soil purchased at a local landscape material company. It is much cheaper than buying them in bags at the big box hardware stores.
I love my new garden and we plan on building more boxes because there are so many more types of vegies I want to try.
We received a lot of positive feedback from friends who said they want one, so we decided to build to order. Contact us for sizes and prices at 480-650-8863