Last week I came across an amazing find at Costco. Usually I can remain strong and just buy what I went for, but this I could not pass up. I’d just been talking with my neighbor (the one who helped me with the pit bull) about how I just need more space for all my seedlings. She suggested building a raised bed, partially using some unused space in the slope. On a side note, I like to call it the slope of insanity, paying homage to my favorite movie of all time, The Princess Bride. So when I feasted my eyes on this beauty and then feasted some more on the unbeatable price, it went like a huge hotcake into my cart.
The Lifetime Raised Garden Kit. It’s 4’x4′ with an early start enclosure. There are a few things that I love, love about this set. Options! You can either stack the interlocking beds to make one deeper bed (as I chose to do – 18″ high) or you can set it up into two shallower beds. The clear vinyl enclosure is super easy to take on and off and also has a zipper to open one side.
The beds are constructed of UV-protected high-density polyethylene, they are low-maintenance, weather resistant, and will not rot, crack or peel and emit no toxicity. Plus it was a breeze to set up. Took me about 45 minutes.
So, work began over the weekend to make way!
The soil is a mixture of soil booster, bagged garden soil, and sphagnum peat moss. What an efficient use of space! Summer-ripe tomatoes, here we come.