Our daughter Julie called and asked if I would build them a couple of raised beds so she could try and grow some vegetables. They have planted seeds in cups and are hoping to transplant them into the beds. Their veggies include radishes, lettuce, carrots, pumpkins, peppers and even some corn. Obviously, I said yes! It would give me a great opportunity to visit with the grandkids.
Julie, Emily, Samantha and I made a quick trip to Home Depot to get the necessary supplies. Nancy, being the garden guru that she is, had given me a “walk-thru” at the HD here and had laid out the specific details as to what and how much to put in the beds. So we picked up the garden soil, peat moss, lumber and netting (to keep the deer out) and back to their home we travelled.
We proceeded to build two 2’ x 6’ x 12” raised beds. I say we – the granddaughters handed me the nails, screws, hammer, etc. one at a time. It took a little longer this way, but, I could see they were having a ball helping Grandpop build the boxes. They couldn’t wait to “mix-up” the dirt with their hands.