D and I have wanted raised beds since we started our garden 7 years ago, but we aren’t the best project people. But this winter we finally finished! We already have some plants growing, I even started some from seed!
Here’s a sort of photo essay of the building of our raised beds. We went by these instructions from Sunset. It was a really fun project, and normally shouldn’t take more than a weekend. We just got it in our heads that it would be a lot harder than it turned out to be, I think.
I’ve planted a garden of basics this first year – cucumbers, tomatoes, scallions, carrots, zucchini, beans, and herbs. In one bed we direct sowed seeds, the other we planted starts. Wish us luck!