I know that one of the reasons why I started the bullet journal was that everything was in one place… all my doodles, ideas, habits, plans, appointments, personal devotions, prayers, everything. And I still stand by that. You should try to use your personal bullet journal (bujo) for as many functions as possible. However, when I thought about adding gardening-related things to my personal bujo, I found it difficult because gardening is something that happens all-year round, there is information that I will be referencing frequently, and the subject of gardening is so much more than just a collection (i.e. books to read, shows to watch, places to go). I wanted my gardening-related pages to be more than just the plants I wanted to buy, the layout I wanted the garden to have, and which local nurseries/greenhouses I’ve visited. So I did what I thought I’d never do… I started a second bujo.
We built our raised garden bed almost three years ago, but I wanted a chance to share how we did ours. At that time, it would be my first time gardening-I didn’t want to be too ambitious and build a huge garden bed, and then regret it. So we decided to go with a 4’x4′ raised garden bed. If you don’t have the time or tools to cut your own wood, you can either buy a kit like we did, or ask Home Depot (or other hardware store) to cut the wood for the size you need. If you have a large backyard like we do, I hope you will take advantage of the space and explore growing your own vegetables and fruits with a raised garden bed! Continue reading