I’m so excited! I found the perfect solution to our we want a raised bed garden/we live in a rental/we can’t kill the grass dilemma!
Look at that awesome thing of beauty.
It’s a free-standing garden bed. It’s 4 ft x 2 ft., with a depth of 16 inches to allow for root growth. It’s going to be waist-high (about 3 ft. tall) so we can reach into it without bending over, and so the grass underneath won’t get killed (I hope!).
Jim over at Triple Braided Farm Products is custom making 2 of these amazing boxes for us and is set to deliver them next weekend. He also makes chicken coops so I informed him I might be calling back. If not this year, maybe next.
Anyway, I was so excited I hopped right into my typical suburban family vehicle of choice (a minivan), and went to a local garden center near my home that I’ve been eyeballing since I moved here. I determined within myself when we decided to run this experiment that I would not buy cheapo seeds. I just think it’s not possible for them to grow quality vegetables. (That’s not based on any science, of course.) Mostly I wanted to get organic and heirloom seeds. And as I perused the catalogs that have been flooding my mailbox, the thought occurred to me that I might actually be able to get seeds at a store, and reduce the expense. Sure enough…I found what I was looking for!
I calculated the cost of the seeds I purchased today against the cost of the ones I was contemplating purchasing and I saved…a little. Not much. But I did get instant gratification. And I can now begin my winter sowing! Can’t wait! (I hope something grows.)
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