Spring Projects

Spring certainly has been busy, and over the past few weeks I have been up to my elbows in projects and lots of work. Spring is a great time to clear out unwanted things and make room for something new. In the process, I was also able to take advantage of some other people’s unwanted things, such as pallets, old window glass, an old sink and plenty of flower pots and containers of various sorts that can be put to use in my projects.

Here are a few of the results:

This is a mini greenhouse made with old windows some friends of mine saved for me from a spring cleaning demolition project. It would have been nice to have this back in March, but better late than never. I will definitely be putting it to use in september.

This is one of three vegetable gardens built with old pallets. One pallet, torn apart, will make a 12 inch deep roughly 4’x4′ garden. The corner posts are salvaged 2″x4″ pieces left over from another project.

Cold frame, built with 1″x6″ boards and salvaged window. This will come in handy in the fall.

The sun going down on the herb garden, built with left over 1″x6″ from the cold frame, and some 2″x4″ that were left over from various projects.

Now that the trees have leaves and the grass has been mowed twice in a week and a half, the mosquitos and black flies are out in force. The dogwoods and apple trees are in full bloom and the river has just about returned to normal levels. May 20th is the approximate last frost date for my Zone 4b area, and the temperatures are hitting the high 20’s. It’s time to get some planting done.




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3 Responses to Spring Projects

  1. Bre

    Hey I was wondering…is there a bottom in the herb garden? And if so what did u put in the bottom so the wood wouldn’t rot???

  2. Bre

    Oh and in the vegetable garden box u made as well!

  3. wyldwomyn

    No bottom. Just landscape fabric or wet newspaper and dirt on top of that. Making a bottom would be okay if you wanted to make it portable for some reason – but you would have to use treated wood (bad idea if you are growing anything edible) or a rot resistant wood like cedar. All wood rots, no matter what kind, no matter what treatment. Using the right kind of wood just buys time. My gardens are made out of pallets, or spruce. The price was right, and I don’t mind rebuilding when they rot.

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