A good friend and I had a conversation recently about how lucky we are that our husbands are so handy. And not just handy in the sense that they can hang a picture frame, or change a flat tire. They build things. Amazing things. All we have to do is put the idea out there and – Viola – it appears. (I’m sure they wish it was really that effortless!)
Earlier this year I started browsing Pinterest for gardening and landscape ideas. After seeing a few examples, I had decided that I
wanted had to have a raised garden. My prior attempts at gardening have been, well…eh. Lets just say I am not a big fan of pulling weeds. To me, this was the obvious solution to that problem, or at least could lessen it.
When my husband hears the word Pinterest, I’m fairly certain he tunes me out, going to his safe place in hopes that if he doesn’t engage than my urge to take on my latest project idea will just go away. Ha. He should know better than that by now 🙂 So, after multiple mentions of building raised gardens, and threatening to do it myself, he got to work.
He used wood from his parents barn to form the garden, lined it, and put some straw in the bottom.
Once it was filled with dirt, we were ready to go!
Here they are today!
These may be my favorite project to date! They are at a great height for me, and for my little helper C! We planted peas, green beans, carrot, spinach, lettuce, green peppers, onions, arugula, cilantro, strawberry, and cucumber. C planted some watermelon at the end too, which are doing great 🙂
This is just one of the many examples of how lucky I am to have such a BRILLIANT husband!