DIY Raised Vegetable Garden

DIY Raised Vegetable Garden

Back in April, we made a raised bed out of our old box spring.  We started by ripping off the fabric from the frame.

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Arabella was digging for worms in the yard.

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Mission accomplished!

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John ripped off the top pieces to use for boarding up the sides.

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We left only the middle piece to divide it into two sections.

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John cut the top pieces down to fit the sides.

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We bought two 2 x 4′s to cover the front and back of the bed.  There was some piece work to finish it off.

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Arabella wanted to help.

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Camden was all ready for the soil.

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We filled it with soil and compost.  It was about 28 bags total.

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Look at this cutie!

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This is the garden now after planting zucchini, peppers, tomatoes, basil, cucumbers, and corn.

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We also have some containers of edamame, green beans, parsley and mint.

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I don’t usually like bugs, but I left this guy hanging around because he probably eats bugs that would eat my plants.

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We also have some sunflowers at the back of the bed about to bloom.

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I don’t know if the corn will grow in a raised bed that well, but Arabella wanted to try it.  Here is some beautiful silk.

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So far we’ve picked some edamame and green beans.  I can’t wait for some zucchini and peppers.  The tomatoes are almost ready.

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Happy Gardening!

JulieBird

 

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