We thought this would be a 2 day weekend project. We were wrong! This is the third weekend working on building some raised beds.
Here's what the South side of our house looked like a few weeks ago.
By the second weekend, the boxes were complete.
This weekend, you really can't see much of a difference, but because we are on a hill, drains had to be installed in each box and one that followed along the side of the house. Mr. Fantastic also put some tubing down for irrigation. You can see the drains sticking out of the side of the boxes.
We were finally able to start filling the boxes with dirt. A thousand pounds only filled the bottom box(about 12") and 1/2 of the dirt needed for the second box.
As always, my cat Buddy is checking things out.
Today, I prepared some dirt in trays so that I can start some seeds in them.
Even though we had gorgeous weather today, the chance for a last frost isn't until mid April. It's so much easier to move the trays in the event of a frost then if they were growing outdoor.
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