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Mrs. Crumbs has been on a garden kick.
Earlier this year she started a small potted garden, modeling her step-mother and good friend who successfully garden every year. Roughly four weeks into the gardening season, when all of the plants started sprouting in her egg crate planter, she quickly realized we didn’t have enough pots (large and small) to house all of her budding veggies.
The truth is, neither one of us expected anything to sprout, since neither one of us are experienced in gardening. Plus we’ve have a hard time keeping flowers … and goldfish alive.
She tried to find second-hand pots affordably, but they were either too small or too expensive. Naturally, she came to me and kindly requested that we build a raised garden bed to help grow the additional produce. Grow a garden, harvest, save on the grocery bill, right?
Tasked with building a 4′x8′ raised bed, I marched into the hardware store and headed straight to the lumber section. However, my optimism was crushed when I read this: 8 Foot Cedar Plank – $25.
We would need 3 of those for the bed. Plus hardware. And the near 10% tax. Suddenly, this fun little project was creeping towards $100. Online kits ranged from $80 to $100 too.
I thought we’re supposed to be SAVING money here…