Building Raised Garden Beds & Seed Giveaway
It looked like it would be a nice day weather wise, so Kevin & I got to work building a few raised beds for the garden. We started just in time to finish it off before the rain came!
We cut a few trees in an area that needed clearing and chose a bunch that were of similar size.
We had a few piles of lumber that had to be moved to another area. We chose this spot because it gets good light all day long in the summer and is close to the hose, shed and compost bin.
We laid out the basic arrangement to see how it would work.
When we were happy with it, we cut the logs to length. The main box is 11′ x 10′. The smaller beds are 11′ x 4.5′.
We laid down the 2 end logs and placed the 2 side logs on top, making sure the ends were flush. I held the logs in place while Kevin used the chainsaw to cut straight through, making perfectly mitered corners (or at least rustic mitered corners!).
The corners were nailed together from either side using 3.5″ common nails. We measured the distance from the fence and between each bed to get everything spaced properly, adjusting as needed.
We then repeated the procedure forming a second layer on the beds.
Kevin gave the lawn inside the boxes a real close weed whacking before we called it a day.
I love the rustic look of the raised beds!!
Soon I’ll be planting all kinds of vegetables and herbs including a matching set of seeds from the giveaway below!
Seed packs for one lucky winner include:
- Chocolate Cherry Tomato
- Tabasco Pepper
- Pusa Asita Black Carrot
- Waltham 29 Broccoli
- Blue Curled Scotch Kale
- Boston Pickling Cucumber
- Sugar Snap Pea
- Anise Hyssop
- Thai Red Roselle
The seeds will be mailed directly from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Winner will be contacted via email for delivery address. Open to US.
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posted by Mai Tran on April 6, 2015
Thanks for this giveaway. I look forward to my blooming garden this summer also.
posted by Yogurt Hydro on April 6, 2015
One of my favorite summer activities is spending time in the garden. Are you into planting season yet where you are?
posted by jim zahorian on April 16, 2015
posted by Krystine on April 6, 2015
I’d love to start a garden this spring/summer. It’d be something small, and on my patio, but it’s better than nothing.
posted by Yogurt Hydro on April 6, 2015
You might be surprised how much you can grow in a small space. I used to grow several vegetable and herb plants on a small balcony using vertical gardening techniques. Good luck!
posted by Sarah G. on April 6, 2015
I live in Rochester, NY. Can’t wait till winter finally ends so I can get in my garden.
posted by Ingrid Jackson on April 6, 2015
I am planning to plant a small garden of veggies.
posted by Laura W on April 7, 2015
I’ve done a little but of gardening in the past, but my goal this year and next is to have a full fledged garden!
posted by Lisa on April 7, 2015
I’ve been wanting to plant a garden for a while now. These seeds could come in handy, thanks for the chance!
posted by Angelica on April 7, 2015
I LOVE the look of your raised garden beds. We’re looking forward to starting our first garden in our new house this year… I might have to beg the hubby to make at least one of our raised beds out of rustic wood, it’s soo much nicer than the standard cedar 4×4’s.
posted by Yogurt Hydro on April 9, 2015
Thank you, I really love the rustic look of them too. I can’t wait to see the garden full of vegetables and get out there gardening in the sunshine!
posted by Carly Daring (@annabee818) on April 7, 2015
We are planting our first garden this year and doing a raised bed garden. I cant wait.
posted by Jennifer M. on April 7, 2015
I already have sprouts growing in my vegetable garden!
posted by Holly E on April 8, 2015
I just started my garden and can’t wait for new veggies this year.
posted by Ashley C on April 8, 2015
We are in the process of moving and building a house, and I can’t wait to have a garden next spring! We will have a great place to have one and I am already thinking about what to grow!
posted by laura on April 8, 2015
SO looking forward to gardening more this year! these seeds would be a great addition :)
posted by Paula Belange on April 9, 2015
My daughter and I want to plant our own little garden this year. She is so excited.
posted by Yogurt Hydro on April 10, 2015
That’s awesome. I remember being so excited to garden as a kid (I think I was 5) that I swiped my mom’s sunflower seeds and planted about 30 of them all around our work shed. They ALL grew and the place was surrounded by 6 foot sunflowers. I LOVED it. LOL.
posted by jellybeanerz on April 9, 2015
Thank you for the rustic raised bed tutorial. And for the chance to win some seeds!
posted by jellybeanerz on April 9, 2015
Aka. Christine Kiehl
posted by Jennifer Blanton on April 9, 2015
what a great variety of seeds thanks for the chance to win
posted by Karen L. on April 9, 2015
I love our little garden. Would love even more to grow it even more!
posted by Jillian Jordan on April 10, 2015
Awesome giveaway. I’d love to try some new varieties!
posted by Christine on April 10, 2015
I’ve been looking for some ideas for making raised beds and so far I like yours the best. I especially like the mitered corners.
posted by Katrina on April 10, 2015
We are planning to build a raised bed soon. I love the rustic look!
posted by Dorothy Whelchel on April 10, 2015
These seeds would definitely be put to good use!
posted by ali celestino on April 10, 2015
We love gardening and can never have enough seeds!
posted by Natalie Brown on April 10, 2015
I so wish I had the space to have gardens like these. They look fantastic! Even though my space is small, I so enjoy gardening. :)
posted by joni on April 11, 2015
I will be trying corn on the cob this year for the first time.
posted by Carla S on April 11, 2015
Good job on the garden bed. Thanks for the giveaway :)
posted by Bebe on April 11, 2015
Your garden beds look great! Would love to win some seeds for my garden! :)
posted by casaflamingos1 on April 11, 2015
I would love the seeds because I am excited about having a garden this year.
posted by jberry on April 11, 2015
Just getting things in the ground now, never too late to start more imo.
posted by Richard C on April 11, 2015
Nothin’ as tasty as home grown veggies!
posted by Amanda Kinder on April 11, 2015
I’ve always wanted to build my own raised garden bed, so now I have the motivation to do it!
posted by Crystal Wall on April 11, 2015
Great giveaway. We always have had a garden. Great seeds. Lovely raised beds you made. Thanks for sharing :-)
posted by ELIZABETH C. on April 11, 2015
My kids & I plant all the time. This would be perfect!
posted by Melissa Shirley on April 11, 2015
O love your garden beds. I would love to add these seeds to my garden. I love using fresh herbs when I cook.
posted by Bridgett Wilbur on April 11, 2015
I love to garden every year ..It make s the vegs taste so much better .
posted by Daniel Thornton on April 11, 2015
I have not grow vegetables in years.
posted by Rita A on April 11, 2015
Great idea for raised beds! Love the look!
posted by Shannon Alexander on April 11, 2015
I have never heard of a chocolate cherry tomato
posted by kaylee v on April 11, 2015
thanks for the chance! great DIY project.
posted by Cynthia L. Gray on April 11, 2015
Love to win this seed package gift. I love to grow herbs but even the seeds are expensive and the plants rarely live long enough to get one herb gathering. Hope to get an email
saying I won!!!
posted by Annamarie V on April 12, 2015
What a great selection of seeds, I have never though of growing tabasco peppers.
posted by Debbie Clauer on April 12, 2015
I would love to win heirloom seeds!
posted by Billie Rowell on April 12, 2015
I would love to have my own garden, tabasco peppers would be a hit with my husband and son.
posted by Sara R on April 12, 2015
Those Black Carrots would be so fun to grow!! (:
posted by Julie L on April 12, 2015
We need to get our garden started! Running behind this season!
posted by Jessica Huhn on April 12, 2015
Adorable giveaway, need some plants in my new house ♥
posted by Wendy R. on April 13, 2015
Yay for seeds! I love the chocolate cherry tomatoes. They’re so pretty and yummy too!
posted by Vera K on April 13, 2015
Yesterday I planted kale and some lettuce plants – can’t wait to get growing.
posted by Julie Waldron on April 13, 2015
My daughter said she wants to plant a garden this year, these would be great for her. We told her it needs to be small, I suggested planting a raised garden(that’s how my Dad did his), I think it would be easier for her being it’d be her first one. My FIL plants a large garden & I would share some of these seeds with him as well.
posted by esme on April 13, 2015
These seeds would be a great way to get our little ones into the yard more often.
posted by mysweetiepiepie on April 13, 2015
I’m really excited about the garden this year, thanks for the giveaway.
posted by Sandy Weinstein on April 13, 2015
i use seeds instead of buying plants. much less expensive. i buy lots of seeds packets every yr. for flowers and veggies.
posted by solducky on April 13, 2015
Love Baker Creek!
posted by Heidi Gagliardi on April 13, 2015
I’m creating a raised garden this year also. This would be a great start!!
posted by amy smeltzer on April 13, 2015
great prizes, thanks for having a giveaway
posted by Laurie Nykaza on April 13, 2015
I loved seeing the pictures of making the raised flower bed looks so amazing! Love planting seeds and tending the garden with the kids.
posted by Darlene Carbajal on April 14, 2015
I would like to win this for my grandparents for their garden. :)
posted by Gabrielle W. on April 14, 2015
We took a break from gardening last year, but we’re doing it again this year. It’d be great to win! Thanks for the chance!
posted by Lori Firth on April 14, 2015
I would love the seeds to plant in my garden next month.
posted by Jacqueline on April 14, 2015
I have tons of flowers in containers and I’m growing a mysore raspberry bush.
posted by debbie on April 15, 2015
I love the raised beds. We have bermuda grass so they are about the only way to keep that out.
posted by Jennifer Hess on April 15, 2015
I cant wait to start my garden.
posted by Aaron Shapiro on April 16, 2015
Very cool! Thanks for this giveaway!
posted by deana on April 16, 2015
I can’t wait to plant my garden. Great ideas. Thanks for the chance.
posted by Delma Luna on April 16, 2015
Our veggie garden is just starting to sprout.
posted by sheri anderson on April 16, 2015
Thanks for this seeds giveaway, would love to win!
posted by jrfrugalmom on April 16, 2015
Thank you for a great giveaway, we love gardening around here.
posted by Shakeia Rieux on April 16, 2015
My grandma would love this
posted by brittani adams on April 16, 2015
Awesome job, love the beds! I would love seeds I never made a garden but ti can’t be that hard!
posted by Yogurt Hydro on April 16, 2015
It can’t be:) It’s nature! Just feed the soil and the plants will take care of themselves.
posted by bonnymcdevitt on April 17, 2015
I would absolutely love to try these seeds. I love gardening!
posted by sarahacool on April 17, 2015
I would love to win this! I plant tomatos every year but havent tried any other veggies yet
posted by Carolyn Daley on April 17, 2015
My Aunt loves to plant herbs, tomatoes, and sunflowers. I think she would enjoy growing veggies in the backyard.
posted by Lawanna on April 17, 2015
We’ve done raised beds for many years. But it was far from water. So, we didn’t always take care of it as we should have. We haven’t planted for this year, but I’m thinking about it.
posted by Hike Maryland (@hike_maryland) on April 17, 2015
It is definitely planting season now.
posted by Mary on April 17, 2015
I am trying to get that green thumb going!
posted by Michelle Proper on April 17, 2015
I can’t wait to get my garden in this year! I have some seedlings going now and all is looking good so far! Now we just need the warmer temps here in western NY :)
posted by Ashley L on April 17, 2015
The seeds would make a lovely addition to my garden. Thanks for having this giveaway!
posted by Christy Peeples DuBois on April 17, 2015
What a great giveaway for someone that loves gardening!! Thanks for this opportunity.
posted by Debra on April 18, 2015
Would love to win these.
posted by Jan Hammersmith on April 20, 2015
Its time to get that garden started
posted by Amber Wallace on April 20, 2015
Planting my first garden ever this year. So excited to grow my own food!
posted by Jennifer W on April 20, 2015
We just moved to a new house and I’ve been trying to figure out what to do for a garden. Lots of work ahead!
posted by Mia Flower on April 20, 2015
cant wait till snow melts
posted by Rose Santuci-Sofranko on April 20, 2015
Great giveaway! My hubby would love this prize! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com
posted by Julie on April 20, 2015
I would lvoe to win these seeds for my garden this year.. cannot wait to get some stuff planted
posted by Lindsay M on April 20, 2015
I would like these seeds for my garden. Thank you!
posted by carl on April 21, 2015
posted by heather c on April 21, 2015
This is my dream! They all sound amazing!
posted by Crystal Rose on April 21, 2015
I bet that catmint would be a hit here.
posted by Jenn H on April 21, 2015
this would be lovely! we have get to get plants this year for our land!
posted by Kathryn Mcneal on April 21, 2015
I’d love to try those chocolate tomato seeds I’ve never heard of them before. I’ve been wanting to do raised garden beds this year instead of using 5 gallon buckets for my garden.
posted by stacy on April 21, 2015
I have been wanting to plant a raised garden because I live in Florida and the soil is very sandy.
posted by shea balentine on April 21, 2015
We’ve been working on our garden… could definitely use some more seeds and plants! Thanks for the chance!
posted by Jennifer Herman on April 21, 2015
I would really love to have these seeds – I have never grown a lot of them!
posted by Jennifer J on April 21, 2015
Black Carrots! I have never heard of such a thing. I would love to plant these in my new home! Thank you!!
posted by rene Chartier on April 21, 2015
I love to plant a small garden with the children. They each select a special flower or vegetable to plant and that becomes their project with assistance of course.I love the unique seeds and of course quality of your product line.
posted by Racquelle on April 21, 2015
It would be amazing to win this! I would love to try something new.
posted by liz l on April 21, 2015
This would be fun for my sister in law
posted by Angela Cash on April 21, 2015
I love discovering new veggies for my garden. The Pusa Asita Black Carrot and Thai Red Roselle sound interesting.
posted by John Herman on April 21, 2015
It would be really cool to have the seeds.
posted by laura588 on April 21, 2015
We are just now starting to plant our garden. I love the raised garden bed!
posted by Tricia Hope on June 24, 2015
What a great idea for framing raised beds!Love it!
posted by YogurtHydro on June 27, 2015
posted by Starla B on November 23, 2015
This is so awesome and so informational. I have always wanted to start a small garden but I never know where to go first.