Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Planting Boxes

The Engineer and I built and installed four planting boxes out back this weekend. gardenbox 005

My originalgardenbox 006 plan was to make them 4 feet x 8 feet - 12" tall.  But then decided I wanted them narrower and longer - so these are 2 ft. x 16 ft. with 3 ft. paths between and around the outside - still 12" tall.  I figured it would be easier to maintain without having to reach to the middle of a 4 foot bed to weed or pick the vegetables - I ain't getting any younger.  Next year we will build 4 more and that should be more than enough space for the two of us to grow what we want and maybe some cutting flowers too - I'd love to have a cutting garden.

Sure wish I could count the landscape fabric yardage for my Stash Busting report for Judy L - we bought 2 of the 4 ft. x 100 ft. rolls of commercial grade spun fiber stuff and pert near used them both up.  We decided this job would get done a lot faster if we didn't till up the grass underneath - we just covered it up.  I'm all about easy these days.

This week I've got to fill them up... so it's going to be a busy week!

1 comment:

Susan Freebery said...

Oh, Howdy, I literally laughed out loud at the line, "I ain't getting any younger." It just struck me as so funny, especially since my husband and I seem to be finding all sorts of reasons to wail, "We’re getting sooooo old!" all the time! So nice to hear someone else isn't feeling so young anymore, either.... ;)