With last summer’s container garden falling a little bit short of a disaster, I’ve evaluated my gardening options for this season. If you care to read about that melodrama and haven't yet, check my previous posts here.
- 9 green bean plants
- 2 cucumber plants
- 1 tomato plant
- 4 strawberries
- 16 radishes
- 1 pepper plant
- 9 spinach
- 4 basil plans
- 16 carrots
- 9 garlic bulbs
|Half full and calling it a day|
|Rabbit-proofing the bottom|
But consider this: I was able to (almost) singlehandedly rabbit-proof the bottom, half-fill the bed, AND level the bed despite the following circumstances:
- It was Easter Sunday and I managed to squeeze in this task it in between cooking AND preparing for a brunch for six AND dinner for sixteen people
- Oh, I also did a quick geocache and some shopping in between
- I’ve never used a staple gun in my life before
- I’m a chick. (But a rad one!)
A Review of the 42”x42”x8” Raised Bed Kit by Greenland Gardener
I give this product…
Loads and loads of sunshine and sunbeams for an easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy assembly. It makes gardening so accessible!
What’s in the Box?
Raised bed kit with 4 composite panels and 4 corners. Assembles in minutes. Literally.
$48 at their website www.greenlandgardener.com
But check your local Home Depot. I’ve seen it go for $29.
Anyone who has 42”x42” of outdoor growing space. I’m using it in my suburban backyard.
Loving it For:
… Did I say easy assembly yet?
…It’s made of recycled wood and plastic. BONUS points!
… Since it’s made of composite materials, it won’t rot or corrode like natural wood
… It is made in the USA.
But I wish…
... that the size was 48"x48" instead of 42"x42". My plan is to have a 16 square foot garden but with this rather awkward size, I'm reduced to 12 full squares and 4 half ones. I'll improvise and I'll get over it, but I wish I didn't have to.
… they had rabbit-proofing kits since I don’t yet have the luxury of time to build one myself
… same goes for a trellis kit of sorts for vining plants
Do I recommend this Product?
And today, I filled the bed half with Full Circle Compost Garden Soil, half with Full Circle Compost Potting Soil (more on that experiment later). I was not planning on transplanting some babies yet, but I could not resist! These are Winterbor Kales that are supposedly super hardy so I hope I don't kill them since I have not been so diligent with hardening them off.
And since my bunny fence is far from ready, I put these tomato stakes and wrapped landscape fabric around it to keep the cottontails at bay for now.
Oh Spring! I love it that you're here already!
P.S. Read all my Gardening posts here!
Disclosure: This post is a statement of independent opinion. While I was sent the product to review as a sample, I did not receive any compensation from Greenland Gardener.