Saturday, March 10, 2012

Not in the Plan

I'm the type of person that has lots of ideas for projects in the garden and in the house, but I have to be in the mood to work on them, so when the mood strikes I have to go for it. Today's plan was to do some seed starting as well as adding shut off valves to beds 2, 3, and 4.

I went to the hardware store and picked up the valves and other parts that I needed to install them and made my way home. I pulled out all  of my tools and started the water line project... well that was the plan.

While I was figuring out how to add the valves I kept thinking how I wanted to redo the square foot grid on the beds. The current grid is just not working for me. I don't like the way they look and I'm always moving them when I don't mean to.

Before I knew it I was at Home Depot picking up 1x1's.

I installed the shut off valve on bed 4...

... and then removed the old grid, leveled out the bed, and put the drip lines back in place.

I cut the 1x1's and laid out the grid...

Now I just need to secure the grid to the bed. That will be tomorrow's project as well as updating beds 2 and 3 with the new grid.

OK I feel better now. The new grid is just what I wanted and looks much nicer.

Seed starting tomorrow for sure... right?

~Happy Gardening~


  1. Looks great Liisa! Hopefully those grids will be easier to deal with.

    I tend to get side tracked too!

  2. Lol I'm the same way! Looking fantastic! I'm just using twine this year but this may be a great option for next year:) The shut off valves on the beds should be great, I had them each of my flower beds last year and it really helped.

    1. Suburban Gardeness, Thank you! I used twine my first two years and like it but they would break too easily. We will see how well the new grids do for me once I have to start planting in them. I don't know why I didn't think to put the valves in when I added the drip lines? Duh!

  3. I'm an impromptu gardener, too. I make plans, but seldom stick to them. It's a lot more exciting to just wing it when you're in the mood!