I am not an outdoorsy person, so gardening has never really appealed to me. I don't like being out in the heat, and I don't enjoy being sweaty or dirty, so for all of my adult life, I've been content to buy my produce from the grocery store.
Jim recently saw a picture of a raised garden bed that a college friend posted on Facebook, and he asked me if I would ever want him to build me one. I figured that if any kind of gardening was doable for me, a raised bed would probably be the way to go. Last Saturday, while my parents were here, Jim and my dad built my raised bed! They based it on these plans. They used cedar fence pickets from Home Depot, so the materials were very affordable.