Dianna: I've wanted to build a raised bed garden for a long time and finally decided this was the year. I researched materials, then drew out the plan. Before I could start, we had to tear out a long of overgrown vines that had joined up with flowering vines I originally planted. Basically - it looked like a jungle. Once the preliminary cleaning up was done, we got started leveling the ground, placing paving stones for the support points then loaded up pressure treated wood and the corners. My husband set up a table in the backyard with a power saw on it, then we began building the structure. We had to measure each piece, because no matter how it looks on paper some things change along the way. Once we had the structure built, landscape cloth, rocks and rich dirt in place, I planted a few vegetables (it was late in the year for a true garden) and some flowers so that it have color. Now I'm looking forward to playing in the dirt next spring instead of reclaiming our back yard.
"Nothing is worth more than today."