Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A Little Garden Idea

You know those neat little wooden boxes that baby oranges come in? I bought a few at a garage sale last year. I originally used them in my office (after painting them) but they've since been moved to other 'jobs.'
I would  really like to have a raised-bed garden. But this means killing off a big square of grass, and I don't see that happening this year. (My son could build the thing for me, it's just a few boards and some hinges. It's the digging six extra inches into the ground over a large area that seems daunting!)
So, I had one of my bolt-out-of-the-blue, nutty ideas. A mini raised-bed garden! 
First, I pried the bottom off of the crate.
Then I pressed it into the dirt to make a mark.
Thirdly, I dug down a few inches.
Then I put the crate down and filled it with good garden soil.
Lastly, I planted some sage and some peas. Yes, the peas will need support, but I'll handle that when the time comes. 
I'm curious to see if this works. I'm doing almost all my gardening in containers, since my backyard doesn't produce soil that produces produce--productively. Ha, ha, had to write that!
Here's the little 'Raised Bed' Garden: 
Only time will tell if I am successful!

1 comment:

  1. I am anxious to see if this works, M2F. I would like raised beds to garden in too, but that's a heck of a lot of work I can't see coming from my OH. Oh and we have rabbits and ground hogs too. Here's hoping! And a toast to you for creating something out of nuttin'!