Vegetable Garden Beds – Expanding & Planting

Vegetable Garden Beds - Expanding & Planting -We expanded our Vegetable Garden Beds this year. Sharing how we added 2 more raised beds this year using pressure treated boards & what vegetables, herbs & fruit we planted in them. #raisedbeds #gardenbeds https://lehmanlane.net

We expanded our Vegetable Garden Beds this year. I am sharing how we added 2 more raised beds this year using pressure treated boards & what vegetables, herbs & fruit we planted in them.

Vegetable Garden Beds – Expanding & Planting

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Vegetable Garden Beds - Expanding & Planting -We expanded our Vegetable Garden Beds this year.   Sharing how we added 2 more raised beds this year using pressure treated boards & what vegetables, herbs & fruit we planted in them. #diyraisedgardenbed #gardenbeds  #gardeningforbeginners #vegetablegarden #raisedgardenbeds https://lehmanlane.net

3 years ago, we built 2 cedar raised garden beds for our yard. (read about that here) Unfortunately, the cedar did not hold up over time. The cedar boards started to come apart & to rot.

Vegetable Garden Beds - Expanding & Planting -We expanded our Vegetable Garden Beds this year.   Sharing how we added 2 more raised beds this year using pressure treated boards & what vegetables, herbs & fruit we planted in them. #raisedbeds #gardenbeds  https://lehmanlane.net
Rotted Cedar Board

How we expanded our vegetable garden beds…

With a desire to expand our vegetable garden & more time home to care for it, we rebuilt the 2 rotted raised garden beds & added 2 beds more using mostly pressure treated boards from an old deck we tore down to make room for a brick & flagstone patio. (read about the deck & patio here)

DIY Wooden Arbr - wood pile

That old deck wood has really come in handy!!! We have built an arbor, horseshoe pit & now 3 of our 4 vegetable garden beds with it. The fact that the pressure treated wood from our old deck was still in good shape after many years made us feel comfortable using pressure treated boards this time rather than having to replace the cedar ones every few years.

Using the wood we had, we were able to build 3 larger raised garden beds & bought a few more boards to add 1 more. Jason sawed the boards to size with his miter saw.

Vegetable Garden Beds - Expanding & Planting -We expanded our Vegetable Garden Beds this year.   Sharing how we added 2 more raised beds this year using pressure treated boards & what vegetables, herbs & fruit we planted in them. #raisedbeds #gardenbeds  https://lehmanlane.net

We screwed the boards together with exterior screws.

Vegetable Garden Beds - Expanding & Planting -We expanded our Vegetable Garden Beds this year. Sharing how we added 2 more raised beds this year using pressure treated boards & what vegetables, herbs & fruit we planted in them. #raisedbeds #gardenbeds https://lehmanlane.net

Our new beds are a little higher & wider than the previous 2 meaning I can plant so much more!!! Our new raised vegetable garden beds are roughly 5 feet by 8 feet.

Vegetable Garden Beds - Expanding & Planting -We expanded our Vegetable Garden Beds this year. Sharing how we added 2 more raised beds this year using pressure treated boards & what vegetables, herbs & fruit we planted in them. #raisedbeds #gardenbeds https://lehmanlane.net

Jason cut a few old posts for the corners of the raised garden bed to help level the boards on the uneven spots in our yard.

Vegetable Garden Beds - Expanding & Planting -We expanded our Vegetable Garden Beds this year. Sharing how we added 2 more raised beds this year using pressure treated boards & what vegetables, herbs & fruit we planted in them. #raisedbeds #gardenbeds https://lehmanlane.net

We filled the bottom of the beds with chicken manure & compost which we have plenty of now thank to our 3 feathered family members. (read about them here)

Next, we I added many wheel barrel loads of dirt & topped it with dirt.

What we planted in our Raised Garden Beds…

Vegetable Garden Beds - Expanding & Planting -We expanded our Vegetable Garden Beds this year. Sharing how we added 2 more raised beds this year using pressure treated boards & what vegetables, herbs & fruit we planted in them. #raisedbeds #gardenbeds https://lehmanlane.net
Seedlings in Indoor Greenhouse

Garden Bed One

This bed has ALL the strawberries in it. ( you can read more about our strawberry patch here) Our family loves strawberries & it was important to grow A LOT of them in our home garden. The strawberries come back every year & have taken over most of this garden!

Vegetable Garden Beds - Expanding & Planting -We expanded our Vegetable Garden Beds this year. Sharing how we added 2 more raised beds this year using pressure treated boards & what vegetables, herbs & fruit we planted in them. #raisedbeds #gardenbeds https://lehmanlane.net
Strawberry Blooms

The strawberries have already started to bloom. I did add 2 blackberry bushes to the one end for now until we can find a better spot for them….maybe a blackberry raised bed in the future?…just need to talk Jason into it, ha!

Garden Bed Two

This garden bed has many of our perennial vegetables & herbs. Asparagus, rhubarb, rosemary, thyme & mint come back every year! I also added cilantro, parsley, basil & tomatoes this year.

Vegetable Garden Beds - Expanding & Planting -We expanded our Vegetable Garden Beds this year. Sharing how we added 2 more raised beds this year using pressure treated boards & what vegetables, herbs & fruit we planted in them. #raisedbeds #gardenbeds https://lehmanlane.net
Thyme
Vegetable Garden Beds - Expanding & Planting -We expanded our Vegetable Garden Beds this year. Sharing how we added 2 more raised beds this year using pressure treated boards & what vegetables, herbs & fruit we planted in them. #raisedbeds #gardenbeds https://lehmanlane.net
Rhubarb

I grew vegetables from seed indoors this year for the first time in many, many years.

Vegetable Garden Beds - Expanding & Planting -We expanded our Vegetable Garden Beds this year. Sharing how we added 2 more raised beds this year using pressure treated boards & what vegetables, herbs & fruit we planted in them. #raisedbeds #gardenbeds https://lehmanlane.net
Garden Seed Packets

I love that seeds are so much cheaper than buying plants & it will be fun to see how they do!

Vegetable Garden Beds - Expanding & Planting -We expanded our Vegetable Garden Beds this year. Sharing how we added 2 more raised beds this year using pressure treated boards & what vegetables, herbs & fruit we planted in them. #raisedbeds #gardenbeds https://lehmanlane.net

Garden Bed Three

Vegetable Garden Beds - Expanding & Planting -We expanded our Vegetable Garden Beds this year. Sharing how we added 2 more raised beds this year using pressure treated boards & what vegetables, herbs & fruit we planted in them. #raisedbeds #gardenbeds https://lehmanlane.net

This garden bed has lettuce, onions, celery, carrots & peppers in it.

Vegetable Garden Beds - Expanding & Planting -We expanded our Vegetable Garden Beds this year. Sharing how we added 2 more raised beds this year using pressure treated boards & what vegetables, herbs & fruit we planted in them. #raisedbeds #gardenbeds https://lehmanlane.net
Lettuce

Garden Bed Four

This garden bed has squash, cucumber, sugar snap peas, corn & more tomatoes.

Vegetable Garden Beds - Expanding & Planting -We expanded our Vegetable Garden Beds this year. Sharing how we added 2 more raised beds this year using pressure treated boards & what vegetables, herbs & fruit we planted in them. #raisedbeds #gardenbeds https://lehmanlane.net

Unfortunately, the chickens have eaten all of our cucumber plants while leaving everything else…. I added a few more cucumber seeds to the garden bed today hoping they will forget they like them.

Vegetable Garden Beds - Expanding & Planting -We expanded our Vegetable Garden Beds this year. Sharing how we added 2 more raised beds this year using pressure treated boards & what vegetables, herbs & fruit we planted in them. #raisedbeds #gardenbeds https://lehmanlane.net

We are still decided on whether we will fence in these garden beds in the future.

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*Update… We gave our Vegetable Garden Beds a Makeover with an Arbor & fencing (read all about it here)

We added a DIY Arbor & wire fencing to our raised garden beds. This DIY arbor was simple to build & brings a lot of character to our raised garden beds while the fencing helps keeps our chickens away from eating all the strawberries...And this project cost us less than $20 to build! #diyarbor #arbor #raisedgardenbeds #potagergarden https://lehmanlane.net

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