OK. Here’s the story of my raised garden beds.
I visited my son in college last week and since he decided that he wanted to sleep in, and it was raining, I decided that I would visit a friend at a garden center in Nashville.
As on most trips when I visit garden centers or nurseries, I notice some great ideas that I can bring back to East Tennessee. David Bates had some raised garden beds that he had made out of cedar. He told me that he would be able to give me his source of materials but it would take a while to get them constructed, shipped to me and that the freight costs may be prohibitive. So I went to work.
I purchased one of the raised garden beds, unscrewed all the parts and pieces, and took it to a local woodshop to see what I could get to fabricate these planters at a price that would be affordable for customers to have their own raised garden beds.
I have ordered enough lumber and wood screws (each planter has 64 wood screws) to assemble 75 raised gardens. but I only have 12 assembled to sell on Saturday after the hands on workshop.
But, gardeners will need to have soil to grow their plants. So I have bundled 2 different soil mixes that can be used. Our Conventional Soil Blend includes our own Evergreen Planting Mix plus mushroom compost with our BloomKote time release fertilizer. The other soil is an Organic Soil Blend of sphagnum peat moss, mushroom compost, aged pine bark, and coarse grade vermiculite. When we add in Espoma Gardentone as a food source, gardeners are ready to make their choice of soils for their raised beds.
And you can save almost $14 on the purchase of a raised garden bed and either of the soil mixes. Come to our hands on demonstration this Saturday at 11:30AM to see how easy they are to assemble and how you can mix your own soil in less than 15 minutes. No, you will not need to bring your own shovel!
If you want to see the process, click here.
P.S. I love new projects!