Isle de Jean Charles: Last stand on the Island
I am a firm believer that everyone should have their own garden. Nothing is better than being able to walk out your back door and pick fresh tomatoes or lettuce for a salad, and NOTHING feels better than watching your little seedlings blossom into beautiful, food bearing plants. I am personally one of those people who, after a hard day, will go spend time in my garden and instantly feel better. I am lucky enough to live on my own farm and have lots of land to grow all the veggies and flowers I could ever want, but most people don’t have that luxury.
This diagram of a raised garden bed is a perfect example of something that everyone could build. It would make an excellent weekend project, (cough, cough, Mother’s day is right around the corner) and would provide a large amount of veggies for your kitchen. I especially like this layout because it includes a vertical section for growing yummy things like beans and cucumbers.
Raised beds are extremely easy to make, and with a little time, sunshine and water, anyone with 10 feet of yard space (or roof space, for my city people) can have one. Get to planting now and have a lush garden for the summer!
Click the photo above to see a great video on how to build a raised garden bed!
Mrs. Belmont’s farm for girls