I don't know about you, but to me it seemed that it took forever for Spring to arrive. I kept waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting for it to arrive so that we could start enjoying the outdoors more. I've been wanting to let the kids play outside more, and I've been wanting to garden a little.
But gardening? In an apartment? Yep. I do some small container gardening on our little porch. But I've been wanting to do more than flowers. And it took the kids' desire to plant some veggies for me to finally do something about it. So I created a "portable" raised garden bed. Sounds strange, but I had seen some ideas on Pinterest and decided to do my own take.
I found these large bins at a tractor supply store. I originally noted those large metal watering troughs, but the price was out of my range. so I settled on this one for half (yes, half) of the price.
I brought it home (after a trip to Lowe's, of course) and I drilled 6 drainage holes in the bottom for drainage.
I filled the bin with 3 bags of lava rocks. I could have gone a different route, but I liked the weight of them. Other types will most likely do, but since we will (hopefully) move someday I wanted it to be lighter. (Although I guess it doesn't matter much as it keeps getting filled.)
And then I filled it with soil. I used about 1 1/2 large bags. Enough to be at least 12" deep soil. Ethnie HAD to have her picture taken with our me "garden". And here you can gauge the size a little more.
I'm looking forward to planting in here. I was hoping to have it started by now, but due to stupid raccoons, and the fact that I hurt my back lifting those massive bags of rocks and soil it's going to have to wait a little bit. But I was sure proud of my accomplishment. :)