Sunday, April 21, 2013

More Raised Bed Gardening???

  Well I had a good day in the Garden! I added more raised beds, I'm running out of space to plant. It seems that when your family starts to understand how much better home grown veggies taste and how much healthier they are for your, you have to grow more. Which is a great thing! So I added 48 more square feet of garden space to my Raised Beds. Here is the best thing, all it cost me was the labor. How you may ask did I do that? Well, this past fall, when I pulled in from work, I realized that the neighbor had a big pile of scrap boards that they were throwing out. So I knocked on the door and asked if I could have them and they said YES! So you see, "One mans trash is another mans treasure"! Here is some pics for ya!
New 5' x 8' Bed
New 2' x 4' Bed

  So you see don't let living in the city keep you from getting your hands dirty and growing your own veggies! You can Urban Garden for a very inexpensive cost, if you just think! You might be saying, "where do I get the dirt to fill them up?" Well most of mine is from my compost bins or my good friends horse farm, there are many Soil Amendments available. You can also do a "HUGELKULTUR", Raised Bed Experiment, like I have done, if you would like. Where there is a will there is a way! Just start small and build your way up to whatever size you may need. Maybe even ask a neighbor to help and it can become a group effort, many community gardens have been started like that. The main thing is have fun!

Matthew 19:19 "‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ ”

Linked With:


  1. That is some of the nicest scrap lumber I have ever seen . Nice job!!

  2. They look great! I have two raised beds but they are plastic ones from Lowes or Home Depot or somewhere that I purchased last year. I planted strawberries in one and am now crossing my fingers that I'll have a crop this June. Tomatoes and other things last year. This year I will have JUST tomatoes in that bed but I am going to do some container gardening for lettuce etc...

  3. This looks good. My parents have a raised bed and I'm the one doing the planting and growing. This year it will be kale, swiss chard, collard greens, tomatoes and green peppers.

  4. I was thinking the exact same thing Donna!

  5. Clint, I have always wanted to try raised bed gardening, but it seemed said, "Just start small and build your way up to whatever size you may need." That's exactly what I needed to hear- I don't have to do a whole acre right at first, right?? :)

    Thanks for joining us for Let’s Get Social Sunday!

    Hope you have a great week! :)
    Joy @

  6. Great job Clint...That is so encouraging that your growing more veggies for you and the family... I ordered loads of annuals and some cool weather veggie seeds yesterday... can't wait to get planting! As always, thanks so much for linking up and sharing your garden doin's!!!

  7. I love raised bed gardens. We will be making our own up on our future homestead next year. This year while we are still living in the valley we are making do with the old style hills and trenches. I found you on the backyard farming connection hop.

  8. I have had "making raised beds" on my To Do list for 5 weeks now! Emotionally it feels like such a huge challenge (we are all carpenterly challenged at my home) but I am again encouraged by your to just DO IT!! Hoping that next week I'll be able to come back and say, DONE!!!

    Coming from Encourage One Another link-up.

  9. Love your beds! I wish we had started with raised beds built from lumber. They're so much neater than our mounds which we call raised beds.

    I would love for you to link up your post at my Fabulously Frugal Thursday linky!

  10. Love this idea........Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  11. Looking very tidy and neat. Great you could use recycled wood. : )

  12. I love raised beds. Thank you for linking up with Wildcrafting Wednesday!

  13. I came through Tootsie Time. I love your new raised beds. Good going on getting the wood for free! And you're so right - once you have fresh vegetables, there's no going back, only forward! Hope you have great success with your vegetable garden this year.

  14. Great job!!!
    I am so happy that I had some time to pop over here today and see what you shared! It is great to finally be able to flaunt some of my own spring blessings and get inspired by some of the best gardens online!
    Thank you so much for joining in on my little party this week! I hope to see you again soon! Have a great weekend!
    Your post today has been shared to the Tootsie Time Facebook page!

    ¸.•´¸.•*¨) ¸.•*¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`•.

  15. Great raised beds! WOO HOO! I am loving raised beds. thanks for sharing Paula from Idaho

  16. One man's trash is definitely another man's treasure - wonderful repurposing of the lumber for the raised beds - they'll look great filled with vegies for the family! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  17. I love upcycled projects. Good for you. Thanks for sharing on the HomeAcre hop and please join us again this week:

  18. It is very effective data provide me as well as and new experience learn from it.

    Hochbeet Bauen