What the heck? Two gardening posts in 1 week and it’s not even March? I know, I know, I am totally crazy, but when I get on this kick it’s all I can think about. I mentioned a few days ago that I was considering a raised bed garden and then after chatting with my Ma, I was convinced it was something we should totally do. Finn is so interested in gardening and has been since he could walk that I think caring for a small veggie garden would be something he’d really like to do.
Our backyard is decent size for the city but isn’t huge. We have gardens around the perimeter of the backyard and the interior space is all lawn for playing, grilling, bagging, and chilling. The only space we really have for a raised bed veggie garden would be in the small side yard between our house and the neighbors. It’s actually not a bad location because it’s south facing and gets lots of light all day long, the space itself is long and narrow. Pictured above (way at the top) are two possible raised bed layouts, one would function as a 4’x 8′ rectangular garden, and the other would follow the line of the house, leaving a more tailored looking walkway and garden. Obviously, the latter option is the better, but my the solution is harder than that. This is a problem of form vs function.
I was looking around for raised bed kits (which can be insanely expensive by the way) when I came across the most beautiful and modern looking garden kit made by Scout Regalia out of California. The garden hardware is well designed, made by local people and produced as eco friendly as possible. I loved it immediately.
Since I am internet shopping junkie, I had to do my due diligence and make sure I wasn’t missing anything better. I continued my search and stumbled upon these aluminum corners made by Burpee, the cost is slightly less but the great thing about these is the tubes interlock thus allowing them to pivot. They can accommodate any angle, so it would be totally possible to make a garden that followed the contour of the house and not have to get out my protractor. Not only that, they can be easily added on to, so if next year I wanted to expand my garden it won’t be a problem.
In the end I think I’ll have to go with the pivoting aluminum corners from Burpee but I think the rectangular raised bed kit from Scout Regalia is oh-so-great. If anyone is looking for a rectangular raised bed garden please go check these out. I hope somebody else has the perfect place for this raised bed garden in their yard.
Also, BLAOW: This is the greatest patio table I have ever seen in my whole life, the next time I have 3 G’s burning a hole in my pocket it’s mine.