Y'all, Randy has requested that I update the garden planters I blogged about back in January. He accused me back then, that I didn't see his vision.
Guilty, as charged.
But y'all, look what I had to work with. Would you see raised garden planters from this? I mean, c'mon... I don't normally lack vision. I'm a visual person.
So, today, I submit to you... the finished raised garden planters... ready for a Spring garden. Randy is clearly proud of his handiwork... or proud of my lack of vision. Whatever the case may be, his raised planters turned out pretty well. He even has some neat features that will come in handy.
See the metal poles sticking out along the sides of the planters? Those not only hold the wood in place, but they will also serve as means to stake up plants or create a green house effect. Imagine taking a flexible piece of plastic pipe and bending/attaching it to the pole on the opposite side... making an arc shape. He could do that all the way down each planter and drape plastic over the planters (green house) or tie up plants that need a little bit of extra support. Pretty nifty.
He also created a drip line irrigation system that extends to each planter. As you can see, each section has an irrigation soaker hose around in. Beats having to stand there with a water hose... plus, the slow drip will ensure a good soaking when needed.
He planted a little bit of everything! Squash, spinach, red onions, tomatoes, lettuce, peppers, herbs, carrots, etc. And some of it has already begun to sprout!
The added bonus... I think Kyla may have inherited Randy's garden green thumb. She's taken a big interest in the garden and is excited to see the new growth each day.
I think Randy did a great job with the planters and I can't wait to reap the benefit of the fresh veggies!