Wednesday, April 10, 2013

If you Plant it, they will grow....

Well here's hoping!  I'm a self admitted "black-thumb" but I'm going to make every effort to grow some fresh herbs and veggies this summer.  We live in the perfect climate for such activities... so why not give it a go?!  When the Spring Williams-Sonoma catalog hit the front porch and my husband found me rifling through it "ooooooooo'ing" and "ahhhhhhh'ing" - well, let's just say he knew he was in trouble.  He didn't stand a chance.  "Babe, you could TOTALLY make this, right???"

Like I've said before, if it involves power tools the hubs is totally down with it.  I have to give him credit for this entire project from start to finish.  That night, he got out a piece of paper and drew up a blueprint and a list of all the necessary materials to complete our very own (no kit required) raised garden planter.  God, I love that man.  That weekend, after a trip to Home Depot, he whipped this bad boy up in 3 hours!  Yes you read that right... 3 hours.  I was rather shocked myself!

Every 20 minutes or so I would go out back to snap a few photos and check on his progress...

I found all the seedling packets at Target - we have hopes for mesclun greens, spinach, carrots, red & yellow tomatoes, squash and a whole array of my fav herbs. Fingers crossed!

Did I mention that instead of paying the WS price of $330 plus tax and god knows what you'd pay in shipping costs - we spent a whopping $130 on the materials.

Everything is planted and ready to go.  Now if I could only remember to water it - I think a reminder alert in my phone is necessary...


  1. Salt N Pepa is running through my head...whatta man, whatta man... Seriously, though, it looks great! And good luck with the growing. I do herbs every year but am thinking of giving tomatoes a go this summer too. We'll see...I'm pretty black in the thumbs too.

  2. Oh my gosh! AMAZING! I want I want!! I just showed the hubby and said "look what her husband made for her!" hoping he would want to make me one too! It didn't work :(

  3. Hi! I just wanted to check in and see how this planter worked for you! I love the look of it!


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