Raised Herb Garden

in DIYHub8 months ago

Several years ago, my son and granddaughter built me a raised herb garden for my porch. It was very convenient for me, because all I had to do was walk outside to clip some oregano or thyme or basil. Well, over the years it started to rot, and it needed to be replaced.

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My son built me a second raised bed, but I painted it and filled it with dirt and my herbs. I also plan to decorate the front but I was too tired today after re-potting many of my plants.

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I used some exterior semi-gloss paint to paint the raw wood. I asked my son to leave space between the bottom supporting boards so that I could get good drainage. after I put in the weed blocker fabric, and started to add the soil, I discovered that I needed some more support because the dirt started to fall through the gaps. I decided to repot the plants in larger containers for the time being. I would I will have to add additional support at the bottom to keep the dirt from passing through to the porch.

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I was disappointed with the prices of the herbs and vegetables this year. Everything has gotten so much more expensive, so I bought more seeds this year than I did plants. I will start many of my plants inside of my house until they germinate. I repotted the plants that I did buy because they are usually ready to be put in the ground.

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I used landscape fabric that blocks weeds but it is porous and allows water to filter through.

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I still have a lot of work to do. There is yellow pollen all over my porch and furniture. I stayed outside as long as I could before my allergies started bothering me. I am really looking forward to having fresh herbs right outside my door. Fresh herbs can make a tasty addition to anything that you are cooking.

Enjoy your day.

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