This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Home Depot. Late Enough and The Home Depot are teaming up to bring a four-part series on building a raised garden.
I wrote this just before my surgery and scheduled it to post today. My recovery is going well. Thanks for all the well-wishes
“Can we build it? YES WE CAN.” – Bob the Builder
We measure. (All the correct dimension are found in Building A Raised Garden Part Two: The Plan and The Parts)
We cut without safety glasses or proper footwear. (Please don’t do that. I was dumb.)
We try to cut corners by not pre-drilling and split our fancy wood.
We start pre-drilling.
We pour and flattened the dirt.
Scott build the trellis.
We bring in the plants.
As aside: It’s important to be gentle with plants when taking them out of the pots and separating out their root balls especially if there is more than one seedling in a pot like my cucumbers, watermelons and cantaloupes. I had a few mishaps with them because I was getting tired by my sixth cucumber plant.
Another aside: I decided to skip the potatoes after talking with my kids again. We are going to grow our first fall harvest by planting broccoli seeds in that gap between the cucumber, watermelon and cantaloupe vines and lower tier of plants. The seeds will go in June 1st. I’m excited although I hate thinning seedlings because I have guilt. I think even the small ones might make it, thus ruining the entire crop.
UPDATE: Check out all my posts on how to build a raised garden and have fun!
- Building A Raised Garden Part 1: First Things First
- Building A Raised Garden Part 2: The Plan and The Parts
- Building A Raised Garden Part 4: The Good, The Bad And The Dirty Hands Of The Project
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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Home Depot. I was compensated.