|West View of the Raised Bed Herb Garden|
With the move to the country last September we now have the space to implement our project. In the three pictures you can see the end result of this weekend's bout of screaming lower back pain.
During the winter we ordered a kit from Lee Valley Tools. Now generally when I take the plunge and order products from Lee Valley I am pleased with the quality and documentation although I do find them overpriced. Lee Valley does tend to have some unique products, they are like the Hammacher-Schlemmer of woodworking tools and garden products. I own some truly great products that I've purchased over the years from Lee Valley Tools.
|South East View of the Raised Bed Herb Garden.|
|Northwest View of the Raised Bed Herb Garden|
Despite my comments about the poor quality of the kit I am planning to get another set of brackets to construct more beds including a sand box for the little Miss Bugbears. Now that I've been through the process once and written some notes on how to construct the next beds I should have a much easier and less iterative construction cycle next time. I'll also build a ramp so that I can wheel the soil up over the side rather than shoveling it from the back of a truck to wheelbarrow and then from the wheelbarrow to the raised bed. I'll also be buying woodscrews rather than using the ones supplied in the kit.
Thankfully, Mrs. Bugbear is also happy with the final result.
I've finished putting some trim around the top of the planter bed with Mrs. Bugbear's help.