Building a Vegetable Garden

2011 June 15
by Nick Lamb

This year I decided to try my hand at growing some vegetables.  First I needed to build some planter boxes and then find some way to keep the dog out.  Here’s the materials to make two 8′ x 3′ cedar boxes:

  • 12 cedar 2″ x 4″ x 8′ boards – $70
  • 2 cedar 4″ x 4″ x 8′ posts – $24
  • Exterior wood scews – $4
  • 1 cubic yard of compost/topsoil mix – $40
  • Wire fencing to keep the dog out – $30
  • Total: $168

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After:

 

Now we’ll just wait and see what grows.  I’ll try and update later in the summer.