Since we bought our house last winter I was dreaming of being able to build garden boxes to grow veggies. A few weeks ago we finally were able to tackle the project. If you have a drill and a hammer you can do this, a miter saw or circular saw would help, but you can always have Home Depot make your cuts for you for a small fee.
We built 3 boxes 3' x 8' to start us off, and honestly I could easily fill at least 3 more boxes with plants and cutting flowers. 3 foot wide really felt like the right width for the box so I could easily reach the middle. I did get out my measuring tape in the middle of the store and measure 4', knelt down and pretended to garden and reach into the middle just to see if I liked the 4' width. I see people making boxes that are 8'x 8' or even 12'x 12' how do they reach the middle to pull weeds and harvest?! Do they have super long arms, magical levitation powers, helpful garden gnomes? I need to know.
1. Working on a level (ish) surface we attached the first 3' board to the 8' board. Paul drilled pilot holes to reduce the chances of the wood splitting, and we used three screws to attach each board.
Do you grow a vegetable garden? What is your favorite veggie to grow?