Thursday, April 25, 2013

Gunnar's Raised Bed Garden

Tell me Mr. Gunnar ... how does your garden grow?

From the looks of it, it's ganna grow just fine ... just fine indeed.

Meet new gardener, Gunnar~


He decided, on a whim, to build a raised bed garden.
It was a warm evening a couple weeks ago & we'd just finished supper.
He announced that since it was nice out & he had some free time that evening
that he was going to run to Lowe's & pick up the supplies to build a raised bed.

We've talked back & forth, as long as we've ever lived in this house, how we miss our garden.
Fortunately, we've been blessed to have one in every home we've lived in til this house.
James & the boys have even planted a garden at various properties, but it's hard
to keep up on those when you have to drive a ways to get to the garden.
It's just not as convenient as having one in your own backyard.
Garrett planted on last year at a church property & we enjoyed the harvest all summer long.
However, they didn't offer the space for planting this year.

While we were happy & on board with the whole project, 
James & I didn't think Gunnar would have enough time that evening to plan, 
measure, drive to Lowe's to get the supplies, & build the bed, all in a couple hours time.
But that's precisely what he did!
He showed us ;)
Course, it was perfect timing that his friend, Eric showed up just as he got home 
with the wood.

And in no time at all, here's what they built!
{I forgot to snap a pic before it was filled with dirt.}

The next evening, Gunnar called up Grandpa Alexander & off they went to haul in dirt.
Then, to the fun part ... planting!

With Grandpa's advice on what to plant when, he started a variety of lettuce, 
cilantro, dill, & green onions.

In a few weeks, he'll plant the tomatoes & pepper plants ... & whatever else he decides.

We are so proud of Gunnar building this little raised bed garden.
He is quite excited to be able to go out the backdoor & pick the produce that he grew himself.
Can't get much more fresh than that!

As for me, well, I'm watching my boys turn into men right before my own eyes.

He planned & carried out this whole project on his own. 

I am so grateful for the blessing they are to our family. 


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  1. visiting from Sew Many Ways. This is so awesome. I can't wait for my boys to do things like this.

  2. He did a wonderful job constructing and planting that raised bed. He'll soon enjoy the fruits of his labor :)

  3. Thank you, Teresa! He is sure looking forward to harvest =)

  4. Oh, thank you, Karen! Appreciate you stopping by.

  5. Your boys are amazing, I love the raised bed and such a fabulous garden you will have. Amazing. Thanks for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  6. Great garden!!!

  7. We are loving it! Thanks for visiting, Diana.

  8. I'm pretty partial, but I agree ... they are amazing sons. We can't wait to start eating from his little garden. Thanks for stopping by.

  9. This is amazing! I have been looking for a way to do our raised bed garden this year. I think we'll do one like this! Thank you for sharing! :)

  10. Thanks, Ashley ~ I hope it works just as well for you as it is for us!

  11. What a fabulous garden. I love a raised bed and he did a great job! It's nice to see our kids growing up isn't it! Thanks for joining Diann and I for TTF!


  12. It's nice, but oh so hard on Momma too. Guess I'm extra emotional this week. Thank you for visiting & commenting =)

  13. We did this two years ago and love ours! I am new from southern charm! I would love for you to check out my blog and follow me back. nicole

    1. Everything is growing & looking good. We are excited! Thanks for coming by! Blessings~

  14. Looks like you're going to be eating fresh produce all summer long. I really want to do this next spring!

  15. We sure hope so! Thank you for visiting =)

  16. Can you send Gunnar here one evening to build another raised bed? I had this on my list this year and we just couldn't fit it in. He makes it look so easy!

  17. One Gunnar, coming right up ;) Thanks for stopping in for a visit, Dawn.

  18. I have really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. I hope you write again soon!

    Hochbeet Selber Bauen

  19. Your garden turned out great! You're totally inspiring me to give it a try this spring! :)