Sunday, April 19, 2009

Garden Report #5 --Woooohoooo

Woooooooohooooooooo! The garden is almost complete!

The top rails are all attached and ready for the screens.
Screens are up. The gates are yet to be put on, the automatic irrigation system assembled, and the hose bracket for the sprayer needs to be attached. The garden requires 40-41 cubic feet of soil which hubby is picking up from Geo Growers tomorrow. Before the dirt is in, though, I'll put down a sheet of weed protection plastic in the walk around center then top with brick or concrete squares.

All in all, the garden has come together well. I've had to put in a few extra screws to tighten up a spot here and there. My only real complaint is that the directions should indicate the distance from the edge of the wood boxes to the top of the braces. If one is assembling on concrete, the directions are perfect, but when it is assembled on the ground which is not totally level, it would be better to know the exact distance to measure from the top of the wood boxes to the top of the braces. I had to rework the braces several times before I got it right so the plastic tubs would be level and not higher than the edge of the boxes for the top rail finishes off the wood boxes. It doesn't do for the plastic tubs to be too low or too high.

So far, I definitely recommend this product, and we are less than "moderately" skilled -- the directions indicated assembly would take 6-8 hours for two of the "moderately" skilled.

Until next time, God bless.


MilesPerHour said...

Hey! Wow! That looks great!

Lynn said...

Thanks...dirt is going in today! I bought a few plants yesterday just so I could immediately put some in the ground. :D I'll get more plants tomorrow and get some seeds in if not too late. With the garden up, I'll have time to seed for fall and winter instead of buying all plants.

Daisy Soap Girl said...

I am totally jealous. They are so perfect. I can't wait for hubby to retire so we can move to the country and have room to garden & do other things. I am now peaking an interest in beekeeping.

Lynn said...

Well, I have to say retirement is marvelous! And I thank God every day for allowing me to live in the country. I grew up and lived in Houston until 1982 and then fate brought us here.

I think beekeeping is very interesting. I read up on it, but haven't done anything with it. I buy local honey; hubby has allergies and found if he takes about a teaspoon or two a day of honey made within 50 miles, his allergies are not as severe.

Don't you just love home remedies?!
Oh, hang in there; retirement will come to you. :D