It’s been three and a half months since we planted our raised vegetable garden beds, and they are doing really well. The veggies are so tempting, we had to build a DIY garden fence to keep out one very curious two-year old and two sneaky dogs looking for snacks!
Here are the DIY raised garden beds my husband built from cedar fencing at the end of March.
This is right after we planted.
This is now! We are so happy with the raised beds. The drainage has been great, and we haven’t had any problems with pests or weeds.
We planted a lot of tomatoes, and I’m harvesting an armful everyday.
It’s been especially hard keeping our dogs away from these tasty treats. So we buckled down, and built a little fence to keep our veggies safe.
3 fence posts
1 pre-made picket fence panel
1 pre-made gate panel
Fence post concrete mix
Post hole digger – borrowed from friends! Thanks K & J!
Gate hardware kit
Galvanized angle connectors (Brackets for mounting fence pieces to posts.)
Saw (if fence panel needs to be cut)
Total cost for supplies was around $100.
Once we got down to business, the fence went up in just a few hours.
My husband used the post hole digger and followed the directions on the bag of Quikrete, the fence post concrete mix, to set the posts. Here is what the bag looks like in case you need to hunt one down!
Once the posts were up, he hung the gate first to make sure it fit properly.
Then measured and cut the fence panel down to size.
And now, we have a pretty picket fence!
If you are like my husband, you know your wife will want the pretty gate hardware. Even if it ends up on the inside of the garden.
We were a little late in the season getting our garden fence up, but it will pay off next year! We have a lot of plans for our garden area, and are happy to have one more to-do checked off.
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