If you can sew, you can build. Each project has the same process; measure, cut and put it together. Of course if you have never used a skill saw before, have your hubby show you how and for safety tips.
I am building raised beds for my greenhouse. First I measured the area in the greenhouse. Then I cut the boards to the length and width I would need.
I am using pine that is untreated to keep my organic soil and plants away from any harmful chemicals. I am using 1x6 that I will be double stacked. I could have used a 1x12, but it is cheaper to use the 1x6's instead. Trust me, the plants will not care. The corner pieces are just some old 2x4's we had laying around.
After the cuts are made, the only tools you will need is a drill and screws or you can use a hammer and nails.
Before I put the box in, I need to finish the inside. The greenhouse calls for a load of
gravel to go across the bottom floor. When that is not in the budget, I try to make do with what we have. Instead of the gravel, I used the bricks that we had around the house. What a savings it was to do that.
When my husband got in from work, he put together the second box for me...THANK YOU!
Both boxes are in the greenhouse; I am short on the decorative bricks for the left side.
This box is ready for planting.
My pineapple is loving it out here. I just planted her this summer. She has grown quite a bit.
I plan to transplant her into a larger pot later.
I added two gutters, one on each side, for smaller crops such as strawberries, lettuce, kale, and radish.
You know it would be great for a herb garden in the gutters as well. The great thing is there is more room for another gutter on each side.
Fun for the entire family to enjoy!
Blessings from the Farmhouse.